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Russia-Iran rivalries over Syria’s future

In January 2017, Syria granted Iran the right to develop phosphate…
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Ghouta was once Syria’s bread basket

Apart from the military victory and the political symbolism that…
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History, hope, heroes: the story of Syria’s World Cup dream

Syrians of all stripes, stamps and ages are poised with bated…
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Russia strives to present itself as the rebuilder of Aleppo

The Mufti of Chechnya, Salah Mezhiev, toured Syria in April.…
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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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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…