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Turkey’s Syria Policy Coming Full Circle

October 10, 2017 The Syrian conflict is in its seventh year and much has changed after the Russian intervention. Gone are the days of the Friends of Syria Group meetings and international coalitions targeting regime change. This Group was formed … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

July 9, 2017 During his first visit to Moscow in July 2009 President Obama tried to “reset” US-Russia relations. It did not happen. The Arab Spring led to a new set of confrontations. Snowden affair became an irritant and lead … Continue reading

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Middle East of Inconsistencies

June 19, 2017 “Pact of the League of Arab States” defines the purpose of the League as achieving close collaboration between Member States to safeguard their independence and sovereignty. Articles 5. and 6. of the Pact state the following:

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No Military Solution to Middle East’s Turmoil

April 25, 2017 On April 4, toxic substance spread after Syrian warplanes dropped bombs on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. Scores of people lost their lives. The West and Russia offered conflicting explanations for the … Continue reading

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Syrian Conflict: State of Tension and Confusion

April 13, 2017 According to the Trump administration, on April 4, toxic substance spread after Syrian warplanes dropped bombs on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. Scores of people lost their lives. Russia offered another explanation. … Continue reading

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2016: A Year of Turmoil

December 29, 2016 I had started my summing-up for the year 2015 with the following: “Arab Spring turmoil has continued to dominate world’s agenda with the war in Syria, ISIL terrorism and the refugee problem as top items. The confrontation … Continue reading

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The Obama Legacy and the Middle East

December 26, 2016 President Obama assumed office on January 20, 2009. Washington’s relations with Moscow were troubled as a result of the military conflict between Russia and Georgia. The US was moving closer to withdrawal from Iraq but the war … Continue reading

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