Perspectives

Perspectives
Opinion: BRICS has existed for 20 years, but what has it really achieved and can it do better? Jim O'Neill writes.
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Opinion: Algeria's decision to break diplomatic ties with Morocco is the latest episode in a saga of distrust between the two countries dating back to the 1960s and deepened by the conflict in Western Sahara, writes Khadija Mohsen-Finan.
Perspectives
Opinion: The crisis in Afghanistan, like recent crises elsewhere, has exposed weaknesses within the global system governing refugees. The international community should amend it in at least four ways, writes Sinan Ülgen.
Members of the US military carry the flags of Israel and the United States before the arrival of Israel's Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman during an honor cordon at the Pentagon on 26 April 2018 in Washington, DC. [Getty]
Opinion: Israel need not worry as the Biden administration will continue selling arms to the biggest violators in the Gulf, writes Annelle Sheline.
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Opinion: A new report from Amnesty International lays bare the stark reality of sending Syrian refugees back home. It's time European countries took note, writes Mansour Omari.
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Opinion: It's impossible to quantify the damage done by two decades of the 'War on Terror', but it's time for the US to finally admit its failures and the limits of its own power, writes Owais Zaheer.
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Opinion: For many Palestinians, the Gilboa prison break is a spectacular symbol of the determination that defines their resistance to Israel's illegal occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.
US President George W Bush speaks to Congress on 20 September 2001 in Washington, DC. [Getty]
Opinion: As we mark 20 years since 9/11, the US must realise it no longer has the means to lord it over the world, let alone decide the fate of countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, writes Alain Gresh.
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Opinion: US tactics in Afghanistan doomed the intervention to failure from the outset. A new approach is needed, writes Owais Zaheer.
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Opinion: Taken at face value, Israel appears to be attempting a new approach in policy towards the Palestinians. But the real agenda is saving the PA to ensure continued Palestinian repression, writes Ramona Wadi.