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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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Electoral turmoil in US and France threatens twilight of the West

Over the past few days in France I have spoken to many people who profoundly fear for the future of Western democracy.

July 01, 2024

Hezbollah incites Lebanon toward Armageddon

In belligerent, warmongering language, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah last week threatened to attack the Mediterranean island of Cyprus — a European nation — if it opened its military bases to Israel.

June 24, 2024

Sanctions … the West’s broken policy tool

On paper, Iran and Russia are crushed under a mountain of sanctions that grows daily. In reality, rogue states are running rings around enforcement efforts, prompting questions about whether Western leaders are serious about implementing their own policies.

June 17, 2024

Stoking division to win India’s elections comes at a cost

India’s lengthy voting process, one of the most polarizing and divisive rounds of elections in modern times, will come to an end with the declaration of results on Tuesday.

June 03, 2024

Electoral comeuppance for moral leadership failures

In Britain, America and much of the Western world, there has been much nervous talk about the “Muslim vote.”

May 06, 2024

You think this situation is terrifying? Wait until Iran goes nuclear

While the tit-for-tat exchange between Israel and Iran has fundamentally altered strategic calculations about regional security, it is just starting to dawn on the world how much more dangerous the situation would be if both sides possessed nuclear weapons.

April 22, 2024

Daesh back on the warpath

The massacre at a public event in Moscow last week, which killed at least 140 people, was one of the largest terrorist attacks in recent years, coming just a few weeks after another mass-fatality attack in Iran at the tomb of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

April 01, 2024