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Wars won’t wait for coronavirus threat to pass

  • Browsing the media, one could be forgiven for believing that, not only has the whole world retreated into lockdown, but all conflicts, strife and injustices have been put on hold for the duration of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.  Regrettably, however, conflicts and insurgenc...
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Iran’s puppets pushing Iraq into failed statehood

  • Katyusha rocket launchers that were fired on Taji air base, in Iraq. (Reuters)  Is Iraq on course to becoming a failed state? The Kataib Hezbollah militants (part of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi) who killed several coalition troops last week are closely allied to Iran, as well as...
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Russia, Turkey and Iran scramble for supremacy amid Idlib bloodbath

  • The heartbreaking plight of 700,000 Syrians displaced by President Bashar Assad’s murderous Idlib campaign in recent weeks is comparable in scale to Myanmar’s genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, despite receiving pitiful levels of media attention. Half of Syria’s 22 million pre-war popu...
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Tehran’s proxies should be punished by Iraqi voters

  • In one of the most outrageous political U-turns in recent memory, Muqtada Al-Sadr has pivoted from wholehearted support for Iraq’s uprising to sending his shock forces to kill demonstrators and violently break up protest camps. After months of Al-Sadr’s rhetoric about listening to the voice of ...
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Forget two states, Trump’s plan prescribes apartheid

  • Taking a random district in the West Bank and calling it Al-Quds is no more a magical method for conjuring up a capital city than taking a swath of the Amazon jungle and calling it London. Circling an area of the Negev desert on a map and writing “agricultural” over the top doesn’t miraculo...
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Iran’s wounded rulers bring region to the boil

  • Riot police restrain a protester during a protest against a ruling elite accused of steering Lebanon toward economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon Jan. 18, 2020. (Reuters) Despite the ayatollahs blood-thirstily demanding vengeance, the consequences of Qassem Soleimani’s killing aren’t parti...
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Why the Tehran regime’s warmongering is hastening its own demise

  • Iran’s leaders knew immediately that one of their missiles had shot down a plane loaded with citizens and foreign nationals, but they did what came naturally — they lied, stonewalled and covered up. All allegations of regime culpability for the deaths of 176 people on board Ukrainian Airlines F...
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World must seize opportunities offered by Soleimani’s death

  • The fateful final journey of Qassem Soleimani — through Beirut, Damascus and, ultimately, Baghdad airport — resembled a pilgrimage to the localities upon which he repeatedly unleashed carnage and chaos during his 30-year tenure. Former CIA Director David Petraeus described Soleimani’s death as ...
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Soleimani’s death leaves Iran’s strategy in tatters

  • The killing of Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu-Mahdi Al-Muhandis changes everything. With one fell blow Trump has taken out the two dominant figures exporting Iranian militancy across the region. Although the furious regime in Tehran will seek a devastat...
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2020s global leadership: The future is young and female

  • An Iraqi university student holds an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq Dec. 29, 2019. (Reuters) Our transition into a new decade is an apt moment for soul searching — looking at my grandchildren and wondering where the world is going. In every direction t...
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