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On Paths of Leadership in Lebanon

In the fifties, followers would come up with chants to salute their leaders on occasions, especially during electoral battles. Most of them rhymed and were signed, and they exuded masculinity.

Palestinian Elections: Between the Ambiguous and the Impossible

After weeks of commotion around the Palestinian general election, there has been less talk about it as a result of two reasons, one explicit and another implicit. The explicit reason is that Israel is unsure whether it will permit the elections to take place in East Jerusalem.  As a result, no pr

Iran: Why the Old Recipe Does Not Work

No matter what gloss the ruling clerics might try to put on current events in Iran, one point is clear: their Islamic Republic is in trouble.


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