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Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi is an award-winning journalist and commentator on Arab affairs.

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Moment of reckoning for Idlib approaches

Tuesday’s press conference held by the Turkish and Russian foreign ministers displayed two very different stances on the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, which the Assad regime has stated is its next target in its campaign to retake the whole country. 
 
August 16, 2018

Syrian regime reveals its impotence with Afrin own-goal

The Syrian conflict became even more complicated last week, when Turkey and the Assad regime made good on threats against each other regarding Ankara’s military operation in Afrin. 

March 01, 2018

Extending Turkey’s Afrin operation will pose major challenges

Turkey’s military on Saturday suffered the deadliest day of its campaign against Kurdish militias in the canton of Afrin in northern Syria, with seven soldiers killed.

February 08, 2018

Palestinian Authority right to call America’s bluff

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is right to stand firm against the US threat last week to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid.

January 12, 2018

Now that Baghdad has won, it’s time to talk to the Kurds

Last week’s acceptance by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court decision barring secession represents the Kurds’ capitulation to Baghdad in the standoff surrounding September’s independence referendum.

November 23, 2017