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Shehab Al-Makahleh

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies.

21 January 2019 08:14 PM

Investing in AI will determine future world superpowers

International powers are trying to use their Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability to profit and accumulate wealth at the expense of other countries in economic, military and information fields.

15 January 2019 10:35 PM

The changing geo-strategic scenario in the Middle East

Since the 1970s, there has been a growing movement in the Middle East seeking change in the world order. It started with the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran-Iraq War, rise of terrorist groups and the war on terror.

28 December 2018 12:33 PM

The diplomatic overtures of Jordan and Syria

Today, after more than seven years of war in Syria and after all the political tensions that took place between Amman and Damascus, the two countries are seeking to revive diplomatic ties.

18 December 2018 09:06 PM

How Arabs can tackle food security

There is a necessity to cultivate strategies to ameliorate food security which depends on consolidation of safety nets, enhancement of home food and management of market capriciousness.

14 December 2018 02:42 PM

Israel and Hezbollah: The borderline of war

The imminent end of the Syrian conflict has placed Israel in a difficult situation as Iranian forces and Hezbollah are now deployed in provinces close to Israeli borders.

30 November 2018 10:50 AM

Global debts: A trigger of new wars

The world’s economy is undergoing the worst epoch since 1930, with one way out of the bottleneck: A war in the Middle East that would enhance energy and financial markets as well as global military industries at the expense of some Middle Eastern and emerging markets.

27 November 2018 10:02 PM

Water geopolitics in the Middle East

Despite economic pressures, ethnic and sectarian dissections, terrorism activities, religious radicalism, organized crime and environmental crisis, the likelihood of water war has escalated in recent years in the region due to the scarcity of this natural resource and due to the drought waves for decades.

12 November 2018 11:12 PM

Nation building through state building

To diagnose Arab issues, one should first address two concepts: nation-building and state-building. For more than 80 years, Arabs have lost their real identity due to hundreds of years of colonialism and regional conflicts.