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Syria: Zawahiri’s Guerilla Warfare and the Path to the Future

Syria: Zawahiri’s Guerilla Warfare and the Path to the Future

Under the title “Syria will only bow to God”, Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri called on his followers in Syria to “wage a guerilla warfare in order to weaken and drain the enemy”. Zawahiri was urging his followers to ...

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Can Principalists Unite to Challenge Rouhani?

Can Principalists Unite to Challenge Rouhani?

On April 20, 2017, the Guardian Council announced the names of six candidates approved to run in the May 19 presidential elections. Given the opposition of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, it came as no surprise that former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ...

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Saudi Arabia-Egypt: An Arab Realignment?

Saudi Arabia-Egypt: An Arab Realignment?

King Salman of Saudi Arabia hosted Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi on April 23 for extensive talks on bilateral and regional issues. This marks a turning point both in Saudi-Egyptian relations as in the future approaches to regional problems. ...

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It is Time for US-Russian Dialogue on Gulf Security

It is Time for US-Russian Dialogue on Gulf Security

It is worthwhile to examine the possibility of a US-Russian “understanding” on the security of the Gulf. The reason is that Russia has a considerable influence in Tehran, and the US has influence in the GCC countries. If the two ...

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