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If Trump and Putin Reach a Deal on Syria, What Will Iran and Assad Do?

If Trump and Putin Reach a Deal on Syria, What Will Iran and Assad Do?

The current moment in Syria is particularly bloody despite the “successful ceasefire” that the Russians talk about. In fact, this ceasefire exists only in Russian officials’ and UN Envoy Staphan de Mistura’s statements. On the ground, it is war as ...

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While Mosul is Steps Away from Freedom, ISIL Units Revolt Against Their Leaders

While Mosul is Steps Away from Freedom, ISIL Units Revolt Against Their Leaders

US-backed Iraqi forces have cleared ISIS fighters from a key village overlooking Mosul’s airport. Iraqi federal police and the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Deployment Force “seized complete control” of the village of Albu Saif, Gen. Abdal Amir Yar Allah, general commander ...

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Iran Hardliners Prepare for May Elections

Iran Hardliners Prepare for May Elections

On February 18, 2017, Hamid Baghaie, who served as Vice President for Executive Affairs and as Tourism Minister under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced that he would be running for President of the Islamic Republic in the May 19 elections. Baghaie, ...

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What Model for Middle East Regional Security Arrangement?

What Model for Middle East Regional Security Arrangement?

Iran’s is telling the Arabs that Trump is a paper tiger. The ordinary Arab believes President Trump will perform a miracle and end Iran’s threats to their countries. And, in-between, Rouhani tells Arab leaders that “All existing differences can be ...

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