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Trita Parsi on US-Iran and Middle East Dynamics

Trita Parsi is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in Washington D.C. Dr. Parsi is a recognized thought leader in international affairs and global geopolitical dynamics with frequent appearances in…
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Liao on How OBOR Shapes China’s Foreign Policy

Rebecca Liao is VP of Business Development and Strategy at Skuchain, a Silicon Valley startup that provides blockchain technology for the supply chain. She is also a writer and China analyst. Previously, she was the Director of Business…
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Shadi Hamid on Islamic Exceptionalism

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S Relations with the Islamic World. Dr. Hamid is the author, most recently, of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World (St.…
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A Look at Bessma Momani’s ‘An Arab Dawn’

An Arab Dawn Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring Indigo Amazon Book Review Toronto, Ontario--We are surely inundated with the daily flow of news from the Arab world. And the news is crystalized around sectarian conflict,…
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Ten Most Important Books of the Year

Originally published in Foreign Policy Association Blogs by Reza Akhlaghi 2014 was a year of growing tension and instability in international affairs. The Middle East became witness to a bloody revolt by Sunnis against Shia dominated…
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Jan Egeland on the Plight of Syrian Refugees

Jan Egeland is the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Oslo, Norway. Before joining the NRC, Mr. Egeland was European Director for Human Rights Watch and also served as Executive Director of the Norwegian Institute…
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