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A Narrow Way Out of Civil or Regional War in Yemen: What Happened in Riyadh in the Hours Before the Military Operation?

A Narrow Way Out of Civil or Regional War in Yemen: What Happened in Riyadh in the Hours Before the Military Operation?

The moment that asymmetric war consumes—without success—its purpose is the moment when the prospects of traditional war become more prominent in the minds of the antagonists. This is being manifested in the Middle East where Iran has been successfully expanding ...

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US is Losing the Arabs and Not Winning the Iranians

US is Losing the Arabs and Not Winning the Iranians

The argument by the White House related to previous assessments of the “success in Yemen,” as made by press secretary Josh Earnest on March 26th, is that “The measure of U.S. policy should not be graded against the success or ...

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Syria is Rapidly Heading for De Facto Long-Term Partition: Idlib, the Stalemate and the Grand Bargain

Syria is Rapidly Heading for De Facto Long-Term Partition: Idlib, the Stalemate and the Grand Bargain

There are clearer signs now that Syria is heading for a long term de facto partition. Several factors lead to that prediction: The emergence of an increasing trend towards unification among the Syrian opposition groups; the mounting coordination between Saudi ...

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Washington Seizes on Iran’s Failure in Battle for Tikrit, But Will It Pay Off?

Washington Seizes on Iran’s Failure in Battle for Tikrit, But Will It Pay Off?

The United States has replaced Iran, in the month-long battle against the Islamic State (ISIL), over control of the critical Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Sunni city, which is the capital of Sallahedin province 100 miles north of Baghdad.  The ...

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