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Before our eyes, Libya descends into chaos

  • The day after two bomb blasts killed 40 people in Benghazi, Libya, last month, local military commander Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, already wanted for war crimes by the European Union, publicly executed 12 people in his custody. Five more bodies were discovered the day after, with notices attached to...

After Saleh, Yemen is descending into anarchy

  • The prospects of peace in Yemen have receded, as the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has not significantly changed the balance of power between the contending forces in the country. The Yemeni people have suffered as a result of years of instability caused by widespread civil con...

The Kurdish referendum portends ethnic conflict

  • On Sept. 25, Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to secede from Iraq and set up an independent state. The referendum had been announced in July by Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Over the last two months, the Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Haidar Al...

How Israel lost the 1967 war

  • Fifty years ago in early June, in just six days the Israeli armed forces destroyed the armies of their neighboring Arab states. This victory ended any possibility of the so-called “Jewish homeland” being reclaimed by the Palestinians....

Endgame for Daesh in the Middle East? Implications for global jihad

  • The battle to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second city with about half a million inhabitants, and a Daesh stronghold for three years, began in October last year. The Iraqi forces, numbering about 100,000, consist of national army and police elements, Kurdish fighters, and members of the largely Shii...

India’s engagement with Arab world under Modi

  • As Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat beside Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, at India’s Republic Day parade on Jan. 26, he marked an unprecedented Indian diplomatic engagement with Gulf countries: Over the previous two years, Modi had visited the UAE, Saudi Arabia,...