NEW BOOK Co-Authored: Tausch-Heshmati-Karoui, Announced by NOVA Publishers (NYC)

The Political Algebra of Global Value Change: General Models and Implications for the Muslim World Link to Nova Publishers Authors: Arno Tausch, Almas Heshmati and Hichem Karoui  Book Description:  This book is intended to provide a new approach to the study of global values and global value change, based on representative […]

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Hullabaloo about EU move

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: July 21, 2013 A serious crisis is shaking the relationship between the European Union and Israel. The reason is the decision to ban 28 EU member states from funding or dealing with settlers in territories occupied by the Jewish state in 1967, according to the guidelines […]

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Mandela’s Boat in Machiavelli’s Oceanَ

Aysha Taryam  The Gulf Today :  July 21, 2012  The world suffers not wars, famine or injustice but the lack of courage and the sudden death of moral responsibility. We live in a self-involved world governed by greed and guarded by hypocrisy. A crumbling world destroyed by the very reason it […]

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Egypt’s Revolution: Act II

Hichem Karoui Fair Observer: 13 JULY 2013 The Muslim Brotherhood must learn the art of compromise and forget their initial goals. On June 24, 2012 Mohammed Morsi, a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, won Egypt’s first presidential election after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. On July 3, 2013, following the huge […]

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Why Egypt matters to Arabs

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: July 14, 2013 As the crisis continues in Egypt, three observations should be made: first point, we have to admit that there is no good coup d’etat, no good military rule. Democracy and good governance are the affair of the civilians. Military officers, regardless of their […]

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The Brotherhood’s fall

 Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: July 07, 2013 Coup or revolution? The question was raised following the ouster of president Mursi of Egypt. The question is interesting, if not because of the importance of Egypt in the Arab world, at least for the $1.5 billion US aid, which may vanish right […]

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Syria’s great unknown

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: June 30, 2013 Is there a growing schism between civil activists and military fighters in Syria as some reports suggest? Assumedly, such a rift has always accompanied revolutions, conflicts and movements of liberation. The History of the USA as the contemporary history of decolonisation proves it. […]

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Taliban meeting the enemy

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: June 23, 2013 The US and the Taliban negotiate in Qatar. It is official. This is indeed the main purpose for opening a political office in Doha for the Taliban. In this game there are only two possible results: success or failure. Success in bringing […]

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Change is coming in Syria

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: June 16, 2013 In a little more than two years, the conflict in Syria has killed nearly 100,000 people.  Americans and Europeans remained passive, while the Russians kept active with their arms pipeline to the Assad regime. Finally, recognising that 150 people had been killed […]

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Tolerance won’t harm Erdogan

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today:June 09, 2013 Their demands included the dismissal of the governors of Istanbul, the capital, Ankara, and the city of Hatay, as well as the heads of the security forces in those three cities. The list also included the release of detained protesters; an end to […]

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Hollande One Year Later

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: June 02, 2013 François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections one year ago has been cheered by Arabs as a positive prospect to improve relations, although some Arab analysts warned that his presidency would not make tangible changes in the French policy. Actually, it did, […]

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