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Libya, Syria and Iraq: ISIL Expands While the World Is Still Searching for a Strategy

Libya, Syria and Iraq: ISIL Expands While the World Is Still Searching for a Strategy

Comparing the reality in the Middle East to some official statements in Washington that ISIL has lost momentum and is retreating, one should conclude that either what is happening in Libya, Iraq and Syria, not to mention Yemen, Jordan and ...

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The Hidden Side of the US Train and Equip Program for Syria’s Opposition

The Hidden Side of the US Train and Equip Program for Syria’s Opposition

If anyone speaks, however cautiously, about Syria’s existence as a sovereign state, one must admit that the line between the opposing sides—ISIL and the foreign Jihadists fighting with it on the one hand and Hezbollah, Iraqi, Pakistani and Iranian militias ...

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Obama Administration Quietly Toasts AKP Electoral Loss

Obama Administration Quietly Toasts AKP Electoral Loss

The surprise loss of 80 seats for the ruling AKP party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spells the possibility of significant changes for Turkey’s foreign policy.  And although President Barack Obama cultivated a unique personal relationship with Turkey’s president from ...

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Saudi Arabia-Egypt: Gap Still Widening

Saudi Arabia-Egypt: Gap Still Widening

If there was a time when disputes between Saudi Arabia and Egypt should be avoided, it is now. Yet, with all attempts from both Cairo and Riyadh to put the best possible face on their differences, it is evident that ...

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