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The USA: Wise Republicans Still Have a Chance to Save Their Party

It was ironic that the number of US troops mobilized in Washington DC on January 6th exceeded the 2500 troops left in Afghanistan; but this was exactly what happened on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. This is an image of a rapidly changing world, whose changes we must keenly read without

Biden and the Arab Region… Reality and Ambition

President Joseph Biden takes the helm of the United States, at a crucial moment whether at the local or international scene, as the world is facing an unprecedented common challenge, in terms of cruelty, magnitude and repercussions: the Covid-19 pandemic. We are facing a moment fraught with vario

Cloth Masks May Look Better, But They Don’t Work Better

It was nice to see everybody, Democrats and Republicans alike, wearing face masks at President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week.