Tag Archives: Syria

Russia in the American Mind

Russia has been stigmatized as ghoul no. 2 in the American chamber of horrors. That is an act of escapism that conveniently removes China from much-needed public attention.

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?

In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.

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Why Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gamble May Pay Off

Hezbollah may choose to focus on its all-important goal of securing Lebanese-Syrian relations, at the expense of the Houthis in Yemen.

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South Sudan: Losing the Last Vestiges of Our Moral Fabric

“Never again,” adopted in the wake of the Second World War, has become nothing but an empty slogan in South Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

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The US and Iran: Between Obsession and Forgetfulness

The Trump Administration’s obsession with the Iran nuclear deal cannot obscure the U.S. role in strengthening Iran.

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Will There Be a Kurdish State?

Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.

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Toward Kurdish Independence?

The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.

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What Trump’s Syria Bombing Really Means

With one military action, the new U.S. President has managed to thoroughly confound his fiercest supporters and critics.

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The Battle Over Syria’s Future

The six things that the United States and Russia ought to do with regard to Syria.

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Behind the Real U.S. Strategic Blunder in Syria

Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.

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