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Russia strives to present itself as the rebuilder of Aleppo

The Mufti of Chechnya, Salah Mezhiev, toured Syria in April.…
06 Feb 2006, Damascus, Syria --- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) welcomes Iraqi radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Damascus February 6, 2006.    --- Image by © SANA/Reuters/Corbis

Sadr's U-turn on Syria

In mid-2012, prominent Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada Al Sadr visited…
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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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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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Counter-defection: Nawaf al-Bashir sells out to the Russians

Having provincial leaders back in fold could provide critical…
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Details of Syria truce agreement revealed

Four documents were signed in Ankara last week by Russian and…
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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…