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After Soleimani: All options are bad for Tehran

  • Will the killing in Iraq of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force push the 40-year-old tension between Tehran and Washington beyond the explosion point? This is the question that has been making the rounds in chancelleries across the globe for the past 24 hours. Judging b...
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Syria: Looking for ways out of the maze

  • Western political and diplomatic circles believe that the war in Syria has reached its end, and that one should now focus on the country’s reconstruction. But like all other received ideas, this one is as full of holes as Swiss cheese....
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Iran: Speaking Swedish, acting North Korean

  • For the past decade, February — part of which coincides with the month of Bahman in the Iranian calendar — has been marked by febrile political activities in Iran under the Khomeinist regime....
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Trump, the ayatollah and Twitter

  • In his first year as US president, Donald Trump has been credited, and more often blamed, for numerous things. His admirers credit him with the 32-percent rise in the American Stock Exchange, and the lowest unemployment rate since the Halcyon days of the 1950s. His detractors blame him for...
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Turkey: No longer a friend, but not a foe

  • In May 1994 during a trip to Istanbul to address a conference of Turkish women, I asked colleagues whether there were any rising stars in the then-obscure firmament of Turkish politics. Their almost unanimous answer was: Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At the time, Erdogan was a 40-year-old politician...
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Iran nuclear issue must be revisited

  • The decision by US President Donald Trump to waive sanctions against Iran for a further 120 days has reopened the four-year-old “what to do about Iran” debate....
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Regime change is the wisest option in Iran

  • Iran has been in something of turmoil for more than a week now, with crowds of various sizes holding protests in many cities, including Tehran. Thanks to scenes not seen in Iran since 2009, when the regime managed to put down a popular uprising in the capital, many questions have been raised...
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The year of the Rohingya

  • Medieval historians in the Middle East often used the memory of particularly great disasters as a label for a year or even a whole epoch under study....
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Corruption — the Mideast’s political gangrene

  • Following the strict measures taken recently by the Saudi government against dozens of prominent figures, the issue of corruption has moved to the center of public attention in several other regional countries, notably Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Where Russian and Iranian aircraft carriers clash

  • Last week, the Kayhan daily, believed to reflect the views of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, offered its readers a front-page treat. It claimed that Arabs are “clamoring” for statues of Gen. Qasem Soleimani to be installed in Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut, “cities that he has saved from ISIS ...
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