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Dangerous clashes portend wider conflicts in Syria

  • Syria has too many military fronts and too many contending players. These, taken together, have created an uneasy calm before the major storm that is to come. At Idlib, Russian and Turkish forces have been patrolling the six-kilometer-wide security corridor along the M4 highway, but the hig...
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Iraq remains a battlefield despite Al-Kadhimi’s efforts

  • As Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi struggles to affirm his nation’s independence and take his people to peace and prosperity, some emerging opportunities for a new national and regional order were exposed last month, along with the serious challenges his beleaguered country faces. Tur...
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Libyan cease-fire may reconcile Turkish, Russian interests

  • Khalifa Haftar, left, Aguila Saleh Issa, center, and Fayez Al-Sarraj during an International Conference on Libya, Elysee Palace, Paris, May 29, 2018. (AFP) Libya was on Friday dragged from the certainty of war and offered an unexpected prospect of peace. Prime Minister ...
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World powers’ strong incentives to seal Libyan peace deal

  • Libya’s House of Representatives (HOR) at Tobruk — one of two “governments” functioning in the country — last month passed a resolution calling on Egypt to intervene militarily “to protect the national security” of the two neighbors. A week later, the Egyptian parliament gave President Abdel Fa...
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Iraqi PM focused on ending country’s conflicts

  • A handout picture provided by the Iranian Presidency on July 21, 2020, shows Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi during a joint press conference with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (unseen) in the capital Tehran. (AFP/HO/Iranian Presidency) As Iraqi Prime Minister Musta...
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Turkey needs to end its strategic ambivalence

  • Women draped in Turkish flags at Hagia Sophia, after a court decided it could be converted from a museum into a mosque, in Istanbul. (Reuters) On July 10, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree declaring that the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul would once again be...
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Astana process partners determined to control Syria’s fate

  • Vladimir Putin speaks with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani during their virtual meeting. (Reuters) The members of the Astana peace process in Syria — Russia, Iran and Turkey — last week held a virtual meeting; their first encounter since September las...
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Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi under pressure to start delivering

  • Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kahdimi, center right, inspects artifacts destroyed by Daesh at the Mosul Museum, Iraq, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo) Turkey last week launched a major assault into areas of northern Iraq occupied by elements of the dissident group the Kurdistan Workers’...
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Afghanistan peace process at a crossroads

  • Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah sign a political agreement in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 17, 2020. (Reuters)  Friday marks three months since the agreement between the US and the Taliban was signed in Doha with the aim of bringing peace to c...
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Road ahead for new Iraqi PM strewn with obstacles

  • During a late-night session last Wednesday, Iraq’s parliament finally approved the formation of a government. It accepted a plan proposed by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and most of the ministers on his list. Thus, after five months with a caretaker administration and two failed ...
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