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Iraq, Iran or the US: Who Will Fight ISIL in Anbar?

Iraq, Iran or the US: Who Will Fight ISIL in Anbar?

The essential question regarding Iraq today is: What will Baghdad do now after the Obama Administration wisely rejected committing its resources to fight in Anbar province unless the Shia militias are pulled out. The policy, devised mainly in the Pentagon, ...

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A Proposed Agenda for the Upcoming Obama – GCC Leaders Summit

A Proposed Agenda for the Upcoming Obama – GCC Leaders Summit

The White House announced last Friday that it will host the leaders of the GCC for a two day meeting starting May 13th.  The meeting comes at a moment of turmoil and transformation in the Middle East. These rapid regional ...

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What Will the Picture in Syria Be a Year from Today?

What Will the Picture in Syria Be a Year from Today?

Answering this question will be like writing on the water.  Nonetheless, certain parameters can be seen emerging from the rubble called Syria as we see it today. The Saudi-led “Decisive Storm” created a substantial and qualitatively different momentum in the ...

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Congress Will Have Veto Power over Final Iran Deal

Congress Will Have Veto Power over Final Iran Deal

In a compromise move that the Obama Administration is calling a victory, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted unanimously in support of a modified bill, mandating Congressional oversight of the final P5+1 agreement with Iran, if a deal is ...

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