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Wise move can defuse tension in Turkey

  • Najm Eddin, a Turkish young man, sent me a letter saying that my last article on the downfall of ideology was tough on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He felt uneasy about my comparison of Erdogan and Khamenei....
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Will Turkey rethink its Mideast foreign policy?

  • Last year I was in Istanbul to visit a number of centers for strategic studies. I had previously studied at a Turkish university and had gone with a friend — a German with Turkish roots — to the global city of Turkish Sufism and Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi.So I’m quite familiar with Turkey and its...
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Will Egypt descend into anarchy?

  • The situation in strife-torn Egypt, according to intelligence inputs, is headed toward mayhem with an imminent confrontation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army. There are also indications that the Muslim Brotherhood has more or less decided to take the army head on despite the fact that...
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Why did Brotherhood fail?

  • It seems as though the Muslim Brotherhood is still living in the 1960s....
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What will Iran do after Assad?

  • PREVIOUSLY, I expected that Iran would turn to a tug of war to perpetuate tension in the region. The logic of survival in Iran since the Khomeini revolution has been to focus on creating tension abroad and the target has been countries with multisectarian population. For this reason, Iran cannot...
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Was it really a slip of tongue?

  • So, the United States has postponed its military action against Syria. At least this is what the entire world has been made to believe. These matters, however, are not as simple as they appear to the common man. Isn’t that strange that US Secretary of State John Kerry’s oops moment made the day...
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Thierry Meyssan and Prince Bandar bin Sultan

  • The Russian and Iranian intelligence agencies have failed in identifying the body/group behind the bomb blast that hit the headquarters of the Syrian national security. The bomb blast is akin to the one that took place in Iran at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war and killed almost half of the...
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The use of Al-Qaeda for political purposes

  • We have recently read reports about Iranian-Syrian schemes to stir sedition and tension in the region. Some personalities and institutions are on the hit list under these schemes. Amid the steadfastness of the Syrian Free Army, the bloody crackdown on rebels and the lack of a political solution,...
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The US, Syrian crisis and the Iranian nuclear issue

  • THE United States links its position with the Syrian crisis and the Iranian nuclear program. It seems Washington wants to strike a comprehensive deal to cope with the situation in post-Assad Syria, the outbreak of a potential civil war in Iraq, and a revolution in Iran. For this reason, the...
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The Middle East: An Israeli perspective

  • Though I did not have a chance to meet the renowned French political analyst and journalist, Alain Gresh, on the sidelines of this year’s Janadriyah cultural festival, he wrote me a letter introducing himself. He is a very well known thinker and I have been following his writings in Le...
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