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Prof Hussein Solomon is an expert on conflict resolution, fundamentalism.

He is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in Hawaii

Commentary 616: Anti-Semitism on its way out in the Arab world

03 June 2020

As a child, this triple Abrahamic tradition in my family has always fascinated me as I attended a Catholic school, singing in the choir and going to m

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Commentary 623: The Future of the Middle East’s Rentier States

19 June 2020

Exploring the Interface between Rentier States and Authoritarianism The Middle East North Africa (MENA) region is home to 50 per cent of the world&

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Commentary 626:Hezbollah, Sectarianism and the Crisis in Lebanon

02 July 2020

How does one manage a fractious polity with multiple identities existing amongst citizens? Some analysts argue that identity politics is manageable th

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Commentary 629: Erdogan, Islamism and the Hagia Sophia controversy

16 July 2020

There is a wonderful story about Caliph Umar which I am particularly drawn to as a Muslim. Following the siege of Jerusalem between 636 and 638, the P

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Commentary 648: The Normalization of Sudan-Israel Relations?

29 October 2020

Much media attention was paid to the so-called Abrahamic Accords signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Speculation amongst p

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Hezbollah: The Criminal Syndicate

07 December 2017

1.  INTRODUCTION: FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS “Prior to September 11, 2001, Hezbollah was responsible for more American deaths than any other

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Commentary 555: Reforming Saudi Arabia under Mohammed bin Salman?

16 May 2019

The ruling Saudi family has historically drawn their legitimacy from their proximity to the conservative Wahhabi clerical establishment. Indeed, the f

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