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A naïve gambit

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for a closer cooperation between the United States and Russia against terrorists in Syria may run the risk of falling into a Russian trap. Whether by design or default, such a plan will make Washington look less credible in the eyes of the...
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Iran and state-sponsored terrorism

  • The gunman, who opened fire in the Bavarian capital last Friday, has been identified as a German of Iranian origin. Till the writing of this column, the motive behind the attack remained unknown. According to German sources, the criminal was suffering from depression. In the weeks to come, we may...
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Sectarian cleansing in Iraq, Syria

  • While the international community is worried about the growing power of Daesh, Iranian-backed militias in Iraq are using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to drive thousands of Iraq’s Sunnis from their homes. Hadi Al-Amiri — pro-Iranian leader who heads the most powerful Shitte proxy...
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No end in sight

  • Amid the growing humanitarian crisis in the north of Syria — caused mainly by the continuous airstrikes against civilians — the third round of Geneva peace talks between the opposition and the Syrian government was held only to be suspended a few days after a wobbly start. During the fledgling...
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A pariah state

  • Iran left no stone unturned to undercut the stability of the Gulf countries hoping to bring about a radical change in the geopolitical reality. And yet, much to the chagrin of the ruling elite in Tehran, the geopolitical reality of the Gulf has remained unchanged. In the process, Iran has evolved...
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The writing on the wall

  • After painstaking and sincere efforts made by Saudi Arabia, representatives of Syria’s opposition groups met last week in Riyadh and agreed on a unified position with regard to negotiating a political settlement to the ongoing Syrian crisis.Much to the chagrin of Assad’s regional ally and foreign...
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Another Intifada in the making

  • Yet another Intifada is in the making in Palestine, which reflects a deep-seated frustration on the part of the Palestinians under occupation. To be sure, the current wave of violence is not circumstantial. After almost a decade of diplomatic void — no one filled this vacuum with any genuine and...
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Saving Iraq

  • In the post-Saddam Iraq, successive Iraqi governments used every trick in the book to manipulate Iraqis and to justify their failure in effectively governing the country. Sectarian policies followed by these governments are responsible for the grim situation of Iraq.This time, however, Iraqi...
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Turning the tide against Assad

  • Since the beginning of the popular uprising in Syria in 2011, Assad and his regional allies have left no stone unturned to ensure the survival of the regime. While stalemate has continued throughout the four-year-old confrontation, the past days have brought news of unremitting victories of the...
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A major blow to Iran

  • It is not as if the international community is oblivious to the negative and destructive role being played by Iran and its proxies in Yemen. And yet, it seems that the Arab countries have to put their money where their mouths are to draw the attention of the world to the consequences of leaving...
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