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Syria's opposition must go to Geneva, Radwan Ziadeh

Syria's opposition must go to Geneva, Radwan Ziadeh

  For much of the last several months, news of the Syrian opposition has been vastly overshadowed by debate in the United States regarding a possible military response to the August 21 chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, which there is strong...

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The U.S.-Saudi crackup reaches a dramatic tipping point

The U.S.-Saudi crackup reaches a dramatic tipping point

  The strange thing about the crackup in U.S.-Saudi relations is that it has been on the way for more than two years, like a slow-motion car wreck, but nobody in Riyadh or Washington has done anything decisive to avert it. The breach became dramatic over the past week....

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Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons: Who wins, who loses?

Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons: Who wins, who loses?

  At a roundtable discussion this past weekend in the Aegean town where  Herodotus  was born, history-making events, on the scale of those he recorded, provoked sharp debate. At its annual roundtable in Bodrum, the Istanbul-based  Edam Centre for Economics and Foreign...

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When music is accused of ‘normalizing with Israel’

When music is accused of ‘normalizing with Israel’

This week, a Jordanian band went on a tour that included the Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. But the popular music group which is rated as one of the top five in the region faced a concerted social media and online attack as having participated in a...

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