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Iraq's democracy facing legitimacy shortage and political crisis

2018-08-11

These infringements aimed to reducing of political impact of some ethnic and political parties

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Arostcratic elite rules Iraq, only misery achieved, journalist

2018-08-05

Since a decade and a half aristocratic elite lived in Iraq with unprecedented lofty life while the ordinary citizen only got injustice and misery

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Why it pays to be a Big Fish in a Small Pond

2018-07-20

Surrounding yourself with talented individuals can sometimes backfire – as some intriguing studies of top athletes show.

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Trump announces New Branch of the Military – Space Command

2018-06-30

President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to begin the process of establishing a new military branch the Space Force

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The End of Global Britain

2018-06-30

In the two years since the Brexit referendum, the United Kingdoms global influence has been significantly diminished.

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Nationalism Will Go Bankrupt

2018-06-23

The opposite of populist nationalism is not globalist elitism; it is economic realism. And in the end, countries such as Britain, the United States

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In Search of a New Patron, the KRG Turns Back to Moscow

2018-06-18

As the Iraqi Kurds reach out to Russia, the Kremlins sway over their politics and energy resources is growing.

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How HR Leaders Can Win a Seat at the Table

2018-06-14

"Our people are our greatest asset."

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Nourishing Cities with Nature

2018-06-14

As rates of urbanization increase globally, city planners are working to reverse decades of reckless growth by returning nature to the built environment

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The People Rethinking Methods of Execution

2018-06-11

The lethal injection brought an end to the macabre executions of the past. But after a string of botched deaths, its humanity is being brought into question. Is there another option?

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The Owl Thieves of Sweden

2018-06-07

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.

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King Abdullah of Jordan: Balancing on an ever-tighter tightrope

2018-06-06

A look at a decade of failed social, economic and political reform in Jordan goes a far way to explain recent mass anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the government.

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Why Facebook Will Never Die

2018-06-06

Despite scandals over fake news and data privacy, the social network is unlikely to disappear any time soon

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Where the Water Is

2018-06-03

Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation. But if governments do not embrace unconventional water resources

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Mahathir’s reforms could put Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the spot

2018-06-01

Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation’s relations with powerful Gulf States.

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As Iraqi elections end, power play begins for prime minister

2018-05-31

The Islamic Dawa party, which has held sway over Iraqs government for a dozen years, could lose its power to select the prime minister unless it can resolve major differences between its inner rivals and unify the party.

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Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

2018-05-28

I would say since the Trump administration came in, we have seen a gradual increase in limitations on congressional delegations, especially Iraq and Afghanistan and understandably Syria

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Legal protection of the right to a society free of corruption

2018-05-21

Study in light of international conventions

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Preventing an AI Apocalypse

2018-05-20

The view that AI-driven machines will outsmart humanity, take over the world, and kill us all

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Trump and Macron See the World Very Differently

2018-04-26

That has big implications for everyone else.

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How Syria Came to This

2018-04-15

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering

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Facebook and the Future of Online Privacy

2018-04-13

The EU has taken the lead in responding to abuse by the likes of Facebook, thanks to its new privacy standards and proposed greater taxation of peddlers of online personal data

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Crime and No Punishment for the Iraq War

2018-04-08

It is unlikely that former US President George W. Bush or any member of his administration will ever stand trial for initiating a war of aggression in Iraq

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A Saudi Silicon Valley? No easy feat, experts say

2018-04-06

In a country where dissenting social media users are jailed and bloggers are flogged, creating Silicon Valley-like environment may be difficult

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