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The Eastern Desert of Syria: A New Anbar?

The Eastern Desert of Syria: A New Anbar?

It is amazing to see the focus of conflicts and potential conflicts in Syria jumping here and there like a drop of mercury on glass. At one point, it is Assad against his opponents, then it is the Arabs and ...

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Washington’s Spin on the Munich Deal

Washington’s Spin on the Munich Deal

According to the Obama Administration, Secretary of State John Kerry wrangled a vital concession from Russia, leading to the last minute deal in Munich on Feb. 10 for a cease-fire and the opening of humanitarian corridors. Russia, in private talks with ...

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Russia’s New Friends in the Afghan Taliban

Russia’s New Friends in the Afghan Taliban

In response to growing concerns about the Islamic State’s growing strength throughout Afghanistan, Russia is now pursuing a military alliance with the Afghan Taliban, under the concept that “my enemy’s enemy is my potential ally.” The Russian courtship of the ...

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GCC Conflict with Iran: Why?

GCC Conflict with Iran: Why?

It is understandable that the Arab World is worried about how Iran will use its return to the global arena and the billions of dollars it will receive in return for ending its illegal nuclear activities. This worry is destined ...

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