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• Germany: A New Era with Change of Leadership • Pakistan: Cooperation or Confrontation with US? * Yemen: Tentative Steps toward Peace Settlement

BY SHASHI MALLA Germany Germany’s largest political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has elected Chancellor Angela Merkel’s close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as chairperson. She succeeds Frau Merkel who headed both the chairperson of the party, and the government (in a grand coalition with the Social Democratic Party/SPD). She stood …

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Fallout of Barbaric Saudi Journalist Murder US Middle East Policy in Tatters

BY SHASHI MALLA In the latest development in the ongoing international affair of the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has definitively concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (also known as “MBS”) ordered the assassination in the Saudi Consulate-General in Istanbul. …

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America Alone — America Divided

BY SHASHI MALLA Trump at the United Nations At the start of his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week, US President Donald Trump thought perhaps that he addressing a joint session of the US Congress and delivering a ‘State of the Union’ speech. Because he immediately …

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Yemen: Between Civil War, Regional Conflict & Collapse

BY SHASHI MALLA Yemen finds itself in the middle of a humanitarian catastrophe, the world’s largest. Domestically, the country battles with crumbling infrastructure, hunger and disease. Externally, it faces the continuing and relentless Saudi-led military intervention abetted by many Western countries, above all the United States. It is all but …

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