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How to avert Somalia’s impending famine and restore stability

  • Al-Qaeda, through its Al-Shabab affiliate, has had a strong presence in Somalia for some time, but this month’s attack on the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, in which 21 people died and 117 were wounded, was the most brazen in the capital for years. The attack, according to a claim by the terror grou...
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Afghanistan’s economic crisis deepens amid turmoil in Kabul

  • The horrific attack on a Kabul mosque on Wednesday was a grim reminder of the fragile security situation in Afghanistan. The bombing during evening prayers at the Siddiquiya Mosque in northern Kabul killed and injured scores of worshippers, according to a Taliban-appointed police spokesman quot...
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Could Al-Zawahiri’s killing end Taliban’s isolation?

  • The killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri on Sunday underscored a major dilemma facing the international community in its dealings with the Taliban: Whether to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people while they are governed by an extremist group insistent on flouting interna...
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Strengthened security framework emerges from Jeddah summits

  • Security dominated the multiple summits hosted by Saudi Arabia in Jeddah last weekend. The summits reaffirmed the US’ commitment to regional security, reenergized its partnerships with the countries of the region and identified new areas for closer cooperation. The word “security” appeared mo...
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Pushback against Iran needed irrespective of Vienna talks

  • Since mid-March, the Vienna talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have stalled because Tehran introduced a new condition, unrelated to the nuclear deal, demanding the lifting of the US’ designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. Since the...
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Iran’s seizure of Greek tankers threatens regional maritime security

  • Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps revealed on Friday that it had seized two oil tankers belonging to Greece, which has accused Tehran of piracy for its taking of Delta Poseidon and Prudent Warrior. In already-jittery energy markets, the attacks have had a destabilizing effect, at least ...
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The Tadhamun massacre and accountability for Syria’s atrocities

  • Two University of Amsterdam researchers have meticulously documented one of Syria’s worst atrocities: The mass execution in 2013 of scores of men, women and children in the Tadhamun neighborhood just a short distance away from Damascus city center. The recently published documentation provides ...
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Yemen’s internal security challenges and the Riyadh talks

  • The attack on a liquefied natural gas pipeline on Sunday was the latest security incident in the oil and gas-rich Shabwa province in southern Yemen. This incident and other security breaches in government-controlled areas represent a serious challenge to the authority of the Presidential Leader...
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Urgent need for greater GCC-US partnership on regional security

  • Riyadh last Wednesday hosted an important GCC-US security meeting, which focused on maritime security and missile defense. Working groups on these two subjects were formed in 2015 under the GCC-US Strategic Partnership framework that was set up following the meeting between GCC leaders and Pres...
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GCC holds first meeting with Afghanistan’s de facto rulers

  • A Gulf Cooperation Council delegation on Monday met for the first time with representatives from the de facto authorities in Afghanistan, aka the Taliban, in Qatar. Previously, representatives from individual GCC member states had met with the group in various capacities, mostly to discuss the ...
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