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Prospects of a Coup in Baghdad and the US-Iran Understanding to End the Crisis

Prospects of a Coup in Baghdad and the US-Iran Understanding to End the Crisis

We would like first to apologize for an inaccuracy reported last week. We mistakenly wrote that refugees from Fallujah were sheltered only by Iraqi Kurds. While the KRG allowed thousands of Sunni Fallujans in its territory and provided shelters and ...

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Davutoglu’s Departure: Impact on ISIL, Iran, Syria and Middle East

Davutoglu’s Departure: Impact on ISIL, Iran, Syria and Middle East

Only four years ago, some Washington Middle East “experts” were promoting the “Turkish Model” for the future of political Islam in the Middle East. Now, their silence is deafening. After all, the Model proved not to be a good model. ...

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The Battle for Sirte Enters a Decisive Phase

The Battle for Sirte Enters a Decisive Phase

With the Islamic State (ISIL) facing a looming showdown in Raqqa, which could see the capital of the Islamic State Caliphate fall to some combination of Syrian government, Syrian rebel and/or Kurdish forces in the coming months, the future of ...

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On the Separation of Fighting ISIL and Solving Syria and Iraq

On the Separation of Fighting ISIL and Solving Syria and Iraq

We are faced with two contradicting questions: Is it right to focus mainly on fighting and defeating ISIL as a quasi-state without solving the Iraqi and Syrian mess and regardless of the terrorist organization’s root causes? Or is the right ...

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