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ممارسات وتدخلات و«لعنة لا بد منها»
غسان شربل
جريدة الشرق الاوسط

 كان أحمد الجلبي سياسياً بارعاً انقسمت الآراء حول مسيرته الشائكة. لكنه كان شجاعاً لا يتردد في تسمية الأشياء بأسمائها. ثم إنه لم يكن صديق الأميركيين وحدهم في تلك الأيام. حين باشر الجيش الأميركي اقتلاع نظام صدام حسين، دخل الجلبي الأراضي العراقية سيراً على الأقدام آتياً من إيران بعد وداعٍ رسمي هناك تخلله لقاء مع وزير الخارجية يومها كمال خرازي وقائد «فيلق القدس» الجنرال قاسم سليماني.

 
«الهلال» على صفيح ساخن
غسان شربل
جريدة الشرق الاوسط

 كان المشهد غريباً في بغداد في بداية مارس (آذار) 2007. هبطت طائرة الرئيس الوافد من عباءة المرشد في مطار البلاد المقيمة في قبضة «الشيطان الأكبر». رأى محمود أحمدي نجاد حشداً من المدرعات الأميركية. سأل رئيس بعثة الشرف المرافقة وزير الخارجية 

A long way from home: As Turkey’s economy slows, attitudes toward Syrian refugees harden

The Economist

 Earlier this year, shortly after he launched his campaign for mayor in Mersin, a port city on the Mediterranean, Vahap Secer asked his constituents to identify their most pressing concerns in an online poll. About a tenth chose congestion and public transport. About a fifth mentioned unemployment. A whopping 66% answered: “Syrians”.

The Cases Against Netanyahu and a Decision to Indict

New York Times

 After an investigation of more than two years, Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, announced Thursday that he planned to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

 
Carlos Ghosn Faces Japanese ‘Justice’

New York Times

 Until last Nov. 19, Carlos Ghosn was the stuff of legend — a citizen of Brazil, Lebanon and France who created a global car-making empire uniting Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault, and who regularly appeared on television and in glossy magazines. Since Nov. 19, Mr. Ghosn has been locked up in a small cell in a Tokyo detention center with a toilet in the corner, endlessly grilled by prosecutors without the right to have his lawyer present. Whatever Mr. Ghosn did or failed to do, this is not how justice is supposed to work.

How China Brings Us Together
David Brooks
New York Times

 I’ve always thought Americans would come together when we realized that we faced a dangerous foreign foe. And lo and behold, now we have one: China. It’s become increasingly clear that China is a grave economic, technological and intellectual threat to the United States and the world order.

Bitcoin could help Iran subvert sanctions

New York Times

 His Iranian counterparts — a bespectacled information-technology specialist, a self-described “hard-core Bitcoiner” and the businessman running the site — walked their foreign visitor over to gray shipping containers containing thousands of small computers. When completed and connected to the power grid, the computers would help process a cryptocurrency that, in theory at least, could enable Iran to evade United States sanctions.

Lebanon’s caretaker government has edged it towards economic crisis

The Economist

 Pity the finance minister who must instil confidence in Lebanon, which has the fifth-highest public-debt burden in the world, at 150% of gdp. But Ali Hassan Khalil did a staggeringly poor job of it when he told a local newspaper his country was ready to default. “It’s true that the ministry is preparing a plan for financial correction, 

Justice, eventually: Unlike other Arab regimes, Tunisia’s remembers old crimes

The Economist

 An arabic proverb holds that “what is past is dead.” Eight years after the Arab spring most Arab regimes treat these words as policy. Though Egypt prosecuted a few ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s era, the ex-dictator is enjoying a placid retirement. The abuses of the current regime, which massacred hundreds of its own citizens in 2013, are not discussed. Rebels in Libya and Yemen killed their strongmen only to commit new atrocities. Bashar al-Assad wants the world to forget how he stoked a civil war and laid waste to Syria.

A widening Gulf: Qatar quit OPEC because of politics, not oil

The Economist

 Qatar was the first Arab state to join opec after its founding in 1960. Now it will be the first to leave. On December 3rd the emirate’s energy minister, Saad al-Kaabi, said his country was quitting the oil cartel to focus on gas production. The decision takes effect on January 1st. A tiny country of just 2.7m, Qatar is the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. It is a minor producer of oil, pumping about 600,000 barrels per day. Of the 15 opec members it ranks 11th and generates less than 2% of the cartel’s output. Qatar has little use for opec, and vice versa.

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