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Erdogan’s high-risk gambit in northern Syria

  • Turkiye may be just a few days away from launching one of the biggest ground offensives into northern Syria since it first ventured into its war-torn neighbor in 2016. On Saturday night, its air force struck Kurdish targets it suspected of belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, People’s Def...
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Palestinian citizens’ apathy may hand Netanyahu victory

  • As Israeli voters head to the polls on Nov. 1 for a fifth Knesset election in the space of four years — one that some say could lead to an end of Israel’s democracy — one question is being asked by pundits over and over again: Will the Arab vote matter this time around, as it did in March 2021?...
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Crown prince’s Jordan visit a milestone in strategic ties

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Jordan this week was an important milestone in Saudi-Jordanian strategic bilateral ties, which date back to 1933. Throughout this long relationship, the leaderships of the two neighboring countries have coordinated policies and positions and collabora...
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Palestinians spoil Israel’s flag march by underlining Jerusalem’s Arab identity

  • Fifty-five years after it was captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, East Jerusalem, with its iconic Old City, remains strikingly and unmistakably an Arab city under military occupation, even as a deadly necklace of illegal Jewish settlements is close to strangling it. The unblemished fact of i...
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The hefty price of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty

  • The long and convoluted history of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty, which was signed almost 28 years ago, has seen many ups and downs, but the leaders of both countries have always sought to give the fragile and frigid peace a new lease of life. In September 1997, the late King Hussein threaten...
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Can Lebanon’s watershed elections usher in much-needed change?

  • It is never easy to speculate about Lebanese politics. One can make the simple deduction that not much will change in the political balance of power in the event that parliamentary elections are held as planned on May 15. There is always the possibility that the elections may be postponed over ...
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The decline in Israel-Russia ties

  • More than a month ago, and two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Moscow on a secret trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and offer his services as a mediator. He had also made several phone calls to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zel...
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The limits of Jordan’s diplomatic leverage over Israel

  • Efforts by Jordan to convince the Israeli leadership to avoid escalations in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank appear to have hit a wall. Since the beginning of March, King Abdullah has been calling on visiting Israeli officials not to provoke the Palestinians, especially at Al-Aqsa Mosq...
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Uncertainty grips Iran nuclear deal

  • One unexpected casualty of Russia’s war on Ukraine could be the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. After almost a year of painstaking and sometimes deadlocked negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 group, it finally appeared that a ...
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West’s stringent Russia sanctions will have wide-ranging effects

  • While pundits on all sides engage in a never-ending debate over who is to blame for igniting the biggest military conflict Europe has seen since the Second World War, the more pertinent question is: How and when will Russia’s war on neighboring Ukraine end? The West made it clear to Russia even...
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