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How to Solve the Tough Question of North East Syria

How to Solve the Tough Question of North East Syria

It is becoming more difficult to grasp the entangled strategies of the principle players in northern Syria, even for well versed observers who follow the situation there on daily bases. The post-Raqqa situation has five main challenges: * How can ...

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Will Trump Reverse Obama’s Libya Blunder?

Will Trump Reverse Obama’s Libya Blunder?

On March 3, combined forces of the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) and factions of the Misurata militias launched an assault on two of the major Libyan oil ports at Sidra and Ras Lanuf, temporarily taking them back from the Libyan ...

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Europe – Turkey: The Miserable and Slow Death of the Liberal Political System

Europe – Turkey: The Miserable and Slow Death of the Liberal Political System

Let us clear our minds of all the shouting insults exchanged between Turkey’s Reccep Tayyip Erdogan on the one hand, and European politicians and global media on the other. When it is calm, we can still hear a choral hymn ...

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ISIL’s Caliph Left Mosul. Is he Now in Afghanistan?

ISIL’s Caliph Left Mosul. Is he Now in Afghanistan?

ISIL Caliphate, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, is said to have fled Mosul. ISIL says this is not true and it makes everyone believe he is still there. Though we have never thought of killing individuals, or terrorist leaders, as important ...

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