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the root of the issue

The underlying cause or fundamental essence of some issue, problem, or difficulty at hand. Our team of professionals will walk you through a troubleshooting process that will help get to the root of whatever issue you're experiencing with your device. Here's the root of the issue, Bill—we feel that you haven't been meeting the standards of work that we expect of you recently. If the politicians in Washington would stop all their games and mudslinging for a minute might actually be able to solve the root of the issues affecting our country.
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He traced the roots of the issue of occupation of Kashmir to the British awarding to India a piece of territory, part of Pakistan in principle.
'Occupation 101' is a must-watch to those who are not good at history and do not know the roots of the issue. It is also recommended to the younger generations of Arabs to clearly understand the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
While in the context of tackling the immigration crisis, the V4 and Egypt agreed that countries of origin and transit should cooperate towards solving the crisis, adding that the roots of the issue must be addressed.
Nada Al-Mutawaa, Chairperson of the Gulf and Arab Peninsula Research Center, believes that there is "a great need for tackling the issue of anti-women violence, more seriously." She cited UN definitions that classify such violence into two categories, physical and psychological, adding that "moderation must be adopted in action and words, according to the heavenly messages." Delving into roots of the issue, she mentions some problems in the educatinal system, namely lack of curricula that teach humans' rights.
The report included a presentation of the visions reached by the Group on the issue of Sda, primarily the consensus of the political components members in the Group on identifying the roots of the issue in seven points, which represented in the following: - The State weakness and the failure of its institutions.
According to the study, which aims to shed some light on the historical roots of the issue, the problem begins with the last of these tiers, and tackling this tier is also where the solution should begin.
``However, it is now time to take that experience and use it to inform strategies that can really tackle the roots of the issue across the whole of Merseyside.''
The report included the team's plan and the tasks it has achieved during the first period of its work, which was devoted to study the roots and the content of the South issue, as well as the decisions reached by the team and the visions on the roots of the issue.
The working group on the issue of Sda discussed the terms of its detailed plan and the teams that will carry out the field tasks of the plan, which aimed at studying the roots of the issue and its manifestations and implications.
He pointed out that the rehabilitation programme offers a huge advantage which helps address the roots of the issues, which, hopefully, would contribute to achieving the project's main objectives of ensuring the continuity of married life and the success of relationship between the spouses, thus promoting family stability in Qatari society.