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Putin seeks to be peacemaker in Syria — on his terms in Kazakhstan

A new round of Syria talks called by Russian Presi­dent Vladimir…
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Putin’s Machiavellian endgame in Syria

By all accounts, the Syrian Army and its Russian al­lies will…
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Why ISIS and Baghdadi will survive losing Mosul, Raqqa

When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi stood in the pulpit of a mosque in…
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Trump and Syria

Along with the rest of the world, Syrians are trying to figure…
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Hariri walks the tightrope again as Aoun’s prime minister

Since he entered Lebanon’s fractious politics after the assassination…
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The Damascus-Moscow connection: From Lenin to Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked much on his bold…
The Saudi jihadi commanding the battles of Aleppo.

Contenders of the Muslim Caliphate in Syria

Abdullah al-Muhaysini is challenging well-established Syrian…
Abu Mohammad al-Jolani re-branding Al-Nusra, as broadcasted on the Doha-based al-Jazeera TV.

Re-branding Jabhat al-Nusra

  When US secretary of State James Baker invited Palestinian…
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Iran invests in the Mahdi Army

Iran is looking for a new Hizbullah in Iraq and seems to have…
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Seal of the caliphate in Gaza City

During the late 1990s, a young Iraqi Islamist self-proclaimed…