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2014. The Year of the Next Oil Glut

2014. The Year of the Next Oil Glut

While the international oil market is heading towards an almost certain glut in the near future, Baghdad seems insensitive to calls for a slower pace in developing its export capacity, a factor which makes such a glut difficult to avoid. ...

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If Assad Goes, Al Qaeda Goes: (Opinion- Issue 6 Vol 1)

David Ignatius wrote in his Washington Post column of December 2nd that ousting Syrian President Bashar Al Assad may be only the beginning of a serious effort to confront Al Qaeda in Syria. I cannot agree more. Naturally, Assad cannot ...

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The Regional Significance of the Formation of Syria’s Islamic Front

The Regional Significance of the Formation of Syria’s Islamic Front

The establishment of the Islamic Front (IF) and its army, the Islamic Army (IA), in Syria is an important turning point in the course of the Syrian war and the Sunni–Shia conflict in the Middle East. The Islamic Front which ...

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Is Saudi-Russia Diplomacy at Washington’s Expense?

Is Saudi-Russia Diplomacy at Washington’s Expense?

For the second time in a few months, Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, the Saudi intelligence chief, made a visit to Moscow last week to confer with top Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.  While the ostensible ...

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