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Can Libya Reproduce the Al-Sissi Model?

Can Libya Reproduce the Al-Sissi Model?

There are legitimate reasons to compare the ongoing military insurrection in Libya against the Islamist-dominated government in Tripoli and the Al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood militias dominating the eastern half of the country to the June-July 2013 events in Egypt, which ousted ...

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Active Preparation for a Saudi – Iranian Détente

Active Preparation for a Saudi – Iranian Détente

The Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah will visit Iran at the end of this month in a continuation of a series of high profile exchanges between the Arab Gulf States and Tehran.  One of the most important topics on ...

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Will it be Al Maliki Again?

Will it be Al Maliki Again?

Arab Sunnis in Iraq almost boycotted the just-concluded elections in a sign of the deep rift that threatens the future of this country.  Arab Sunni members in the next Parliament in Iraq will not exceed 50 members, a number that ...

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Washington Considers Sanctions against Hezbollah

Washington Considers Sanctions against Hezbollah

A bill to cut off Hezbollah’s access to the international banking system is working its way through the U.S. Congress, with strong backing from the U.S. supporters of the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu.   After the Obama Administration cut off ...

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