Suheir Sheikh

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August 29, 2022

Untangling the Libyan Crisis as violence surges in the country

On Saturday, the capital of Libya, Tripoli, witnessed the country’s  heaviest fighting in two years.  What led to the latest events? 2011 Libya’s fault lines emerged as local factions took opposing positions in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the de facto […] Read More...
August 25, 2022

U.S. midterms and the top voting issues

With fewer than three months until the U.S. midterm elections, the economy remains one of the key issues facing Democratic and Republican voters.  That finding comes in a national survey released this week by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. In addition, researchers say that following the Supreme Court’s […] Read More...
August 9, 2022

Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor industry

U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law on Tuesday the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, pumping more than $50 billion into research and manufacturing of semiconductor chips. The law is aimed at reducing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers for the production of the parts that […] Read More...
July 15, 2022

U.S. Saudi controversial relationship met with a fist bump

It started with “make them pay the price” and ended with a fist bump. From November 2019 to July 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden seems to have changed his firm stance of making Saudi Arabia leaders the “pariah” for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. […] Read More...
June 16, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth, the Emancipation of African Americans

  It’s a day many activists have worked to raise awareness about for decades. Last year, the U.S. made history when U.S. President Joe Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. The holiday is celebrated on June 19th and celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans from […] Read More...
June 8, 2022

Gun violence victims plead for stricter gun control in testimony

Emotional testimony from family members of victims and survivors of gun violence was delivered to a congressional committee in the US capital ​Wednesday, in the wake of the latestU.S. mass shootings. Families of victims pleaded with members of ​the House panel for stricter gun control, as Senate talks […] Read More...
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