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The Damascus-Tbilisi Connection

When the armies of Israel, France and Great Britain began a massive…
US President George W. Bush.

Bush's war funding and rhetoric

In 1936, a senior aid approached Syria's new president Hashem…
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The veil in Turkey: Wrapped Up and Delivered

The constitutional amendment passed recently which allows young…
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Muqtada vs Nasrallah

German sociologist Max Weber introduced the word "charisma" into…
Iyad Allawi and Muqtada al-Sadr.

Coups and counter-coups in Iraq

Amid all the political confusion in Iraq, Baghdad is swirling…
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Iraq: A study in violence

In 1990, the late Indian premier Rajiv Gandhi went to Iran to…
Yasser Arafat and Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen).

The Making of a Figurehead: History Lessons From Tokyo and Ramallah

As the world focuses its attention on Iraq and the future of…