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Bashar Al Maliki, Nouri Al Assad and the Way to Defeat ISIL

Bashar Al Maliki, Nouri Al Assad and the Way to Defeat ISIL

The Syrian President and the Iraqi Prime Minister are not merely political figures—albeit sometimes stupid and always crude.  They are a condensed expression of the deformed history of both Syria and Iraq and of most of the countries of the ...

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Is Washington Really Considering a Joint U.S.-Iran-Assad Offensive Against ISIL?

Is Washington Really Considering a Joint U.S.-Iran-Assad Offensive Against ISIL?

As the United States, Iran, Syria and Russia all step in to provide military support to the Iraq government in its battle against the advancing forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the question on every ...

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Obama Mulls over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

Obama Mulls over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

As of July 2, leading diplomats from the P5+1 and Iran are in a marathon negotiating session in Vienna, Austria that will run, non-stop through to the July 20 deadline for reaching a final agreement on the future of Iran’s ...

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Vetting Parameters in Syria Delay Aid to Non-Jihadist Opposition

Vetting Parameters in Syria Delay Aid to Non-Jihadist Opposition

It was good news for the civilians living in the regime controlled areas of Aleppo to hear of the arrest of Mohamed Ukash, the commander of the pro-Assad “National Defense Forces” (NDF). The NDF is a militia formed by the ...

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