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Worlds Apart

February 15, 2019 Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, the day of romance. Not on the international scene. The two important international meetings held on that very day reflected two worlds apart: the anti-Iran Warsaw meeting in effect “led and co-chaired by … Continue reading

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The War on Terror

February 12, 2019 Reaction to President Trump’s sudden announcement of troop pullout from Syria and the talks between Washington and the Taliban have reignited the debate on the war on terror. On February 3, the New York Times editorial titled … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Labyrinth

January 25, 2019 After his remarks in Israel John Bolton’s visit to Turkey was doomed to failure. So, it was left to Senator Lindsey Graham to repair or at least control the damage. In Ankara, he publicly said everything possible … Continue reading

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Syria: Moment of Truth for the West

January 11, 2019 Defeating ISIS in Syria and ousting President Assad are no longer compatible. They never were. The West must make a choice. The following questions can help find the answer: Was the Western intervention in Syria about promoting … Continue reading

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Trump’s U-turn in Syria and Turkey

January 8, 2019 President Trump’s surprise announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria has ended up, unsurprisingly, in another U-turn. On Sunday his national security advisor John Bolton said, “We don’t think the Turks ought to undertake military … Continue reading

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Syrian Conflict: Moment of Truth for Turkey

January 1, 2019 It has been two tumultuous weeks which started with President Trump’s tweet announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. On December 20, responding to a question on the US pullout and ISIS by the correspondent of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria

December 22, 2018 President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria seems to have surprised even shocked many, particularly in Washington. His brief announcement left many questions unanswered. Had he been a consistent leader steering his administration in close … Continue reading

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