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Raqqa Battle and the Kurdish National Question

Raqqa Battle and the Kurdish National Question

The ongoing preparations to capture ISIL self-proclaimed capital Raqqa are entering a critical moment. This calls for a further examination of the Kurdish National Question as it will emerge in the post Raqqa battle to be a central issue in ...

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It has Become Fashionable to Criticize Egypt’s Sissi. But is it Constructive?

It has Become Fashionable to Criticize Egypt’s Sissi. But is it Constructive?

In its editorial of March 25, the “New York Times” called on President Obama to “start planning for the possibility of a break in the alliance with Egypt”. The newspaper cited an open letter to the President signed by experts ...

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Efforts at Libya Confrontation with ISIL Stymied

Efforts at Libya Confrontation with ISIL Stymied

When US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week in Moscow, top priority was given to Syria and Ukraine. But another nagging crisis was also on their plate: Libya.  With plans advancing for an assault ...

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A Platform for the Day after the Military Defeat of ISIL

A Platform for the Day after the Military Defeat of ISIL

Palmyra is ISIL-free now. The gang of murderers which takes destroying antiquities as a hobby, is defeated by another gang of murders which takes killing Syrians as a hobby. It is a bitter choice. But at least the Assad killers ...

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