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Qatar, Saudi Arabia open crack in united front against Iran

A nasty war of words has broken out between two bittersweet allies…
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Trump's Tomahawks and the Abu Nidal Factor

In June 1982, US Secretary of State Alexander Haig warned Israeli…
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Four baskets on the table at Geneva V

The upcoming round of United Nations-mandated Syria peace talks,…
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Trump, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood

In 2012, then-US secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quot­ed…
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Who controls the Syrian chessboard?

Amidst major differences, two important benchmarks are currently…
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When the guns go silent who foots the bill? China is ready

signals from the Trump White House indicate that the new US President…
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The new Syrian Constitution is good but requires courage

The Russian-proposed constitution for Syria is raising eyebrows,…
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Failed Islamic State?

Until a few years ago, Idlib was nothing but a sleepy and forgotten…
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Astana talks change the rules on Syria negotiations

Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh­stan capital…
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Counter-defection: Nawaf al-Bashir sells out to the Russians

Having provincial leaders back in fold could provide critical…