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Saudi Arabia & Iran: What Can Putin Do?

Saudi Arabia & Iran: What Can Putin Do?

Recent efforts to reduce tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran seem to have failed. Even an attempt to modify Russia’s approach to the region through the candid discussion that took place between the GCC foreign ministers and Sergei Lavrov on ...

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The Black and White Picture Emerging in Northern Syria

The Black and White Picture Emerging in Northern Syria

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have provided limited support to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) units that have come under relentless attack by ISIL in north Syria. However, when other opposition groups bombarded the predominantly Kurdish Sheikh Maqsoud quarter ...

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Erdoğan Must Act Quickly to Solve Turkey’s Kurdish Problem

Erdoğan Must Act Quickly to Solve Turkey’s Kurdish Problem

It was difficult for US officials to explain the pictures printed in the media showing US special operation troops wearing the insignia of the YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) in northern Syria on May 26.  Here, for example, is what ...

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NATO Facing New Global Security Challenges

NATO Facing New Global Security Challenges

The heads of state of the 28 nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on July 8-9, facing serious security challenges to the east and the south, which will strain the Alliance’s resources, ...

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