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What Syria’s Ceasefire Should Lead to?

What Syria’s Ceasefire Should Lead to?

The essence of Syria’s civil war is summed up in the triangle: Assad, the non-terrorist opposition and ISIL. Assad fights both the opposition and ISIL (keeping in his mind that a dominant ISIL will leave the world no choice but ...

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Will Iran Vote Dislodge IRGC Deep State?

Will Iran Vote Dislodge IRGC Deep State?

A coalition of reformers and moderate conservatives have won the Iranian elections for the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts, as the result of some stealth behind-the-scenes maneuvers that tapped into a broad popular demand for economic change and greater ...

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Post Elections Iran and GCC Security: Any Changes?

Post Elections Iran and GCC Security: Any Changes?

Iran’s elections should not be looked at from the premises of who will knock-out who, the moderates or the hardliners. The elections were a testimony in marrying public sentiments in “urban Iran” with a partially controlled process, shaped administratively beforehand ...

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The War against ISIL Shifts to Africa

The War against ISIL Shifts to Africa

The United States, Britain, France and Italy are taking the lead in opening two new African fronts against the Islamic State (ISIL). But there are already concerns that a half-baked effort will only make matters worse and actually increase the ...

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