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Is It Really Peace in Syria?

Is It Really Peace in Syria?

The ceasefire deal in Syria, which presumably will be followed by peace talks between Assad and his opponents in Kazakhstan, was engineered and negotiated between Presidents Raccep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, without the direct participation of the opposition, the ...

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Trump Has too Many Promises to Keep in 2017

Trump Has too Many Promises to Keep in 2017

Donald Trump’s stunning election victory will soon be put to the test, as his new Administration prepares to take power on January 20, and Democrats prepare to mount a strong resistance, starting with the Senate ratification of the new President’s ...

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Erdogan in the Shadow of Putin: Can the Survivor Survive?

Erdogan in the Shadow of Putin: Can the Survivor Survive?

Erdogan is a survivor. Putin is a tactician. They met precisely where the two lines intersect: survival and tactics. But where will they go from there? For Erdogan, Russia’s military intervention in fall 2015 was a turning point. In one ...

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Jordan in the Cross-Hairs of Terrorism

Jordan in the Cross-Hairs of Terrorism

Jordan’s Army Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mahmoud Abd El Halim Frayhat warned on December 30 that his country is in the cross-hairs of ISIL now more than ever. ISIL is under pressure in Iraq and Syria and ...

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