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According to the al-Saud

Last September 11, Villa Mondragone – historical sixteenth-century residence in Monte Porzio Catone, close to Rome, acquired by the Second University of Rome Tor Vergata, in 1981 – hosted Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal. On the occasion, the Prince – who was honoured with the title of Professor Emeritus Honoris Causa – gave a lecture on … Continue reading

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Far right enters Netanyahu Government

On March 17, the Israelis voted in their parliamentary election. Thirty out 120 seats in the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) went to Likud, the party of the incumbent Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu was forced to form an unusual coalition with the ultra-orthodox who won 23 seats and the far right nationalist party Jewish Home (Ha-Bayit … Continue reading

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‘Pivot to Asia’ Middle Eastern edition

When in autumn 2011 ‘Foreign Policy‘ (FP) published then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s essay ‘America’s Pacific Century‘, the rationale behind US foreign policy adjustment was clear. Worn out after a decade of catastrophic military involvement in the Middle East, the United States were now willing to turn to an emerging region dense with economic and trade … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton and Middle East politics
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Hillary Clinton and Middle East politics

Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67, recently launched her campaign for next year presidential elections. The Democrat candidate adopted a slogan appealing to ordinary citizens “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be a champion.” In fact, the race to the White House usually focuses on domestic politics rather than foreign affairs. However, given US weight … Continue reading