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Azmi Bishara: Some 'Arab liberals' are nothing of the kind

Azmi Bishara: Some 'Arab liberals' are nothing of the kind

Why are we at pains to clarify some concepts, including concepts like liberalism? Politics in some of our countries have become so dismal because legitimate and just demands of the people have been met with full-blown warfare by the regimes. These oppressive regimes became parties to a...

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Syria: The Need for Diplomacy and De-escalation

Syria: The Need for Diplomacy and De-escalation

  (Council On Foreign Relations- Philip H. Gordon) Of all the factors currently tearing the Middle East apart, none is more consequential than the war in Syria.  The war has left some 250,000 Syrians dead, seven million internally displaced, and three million forced to flee to...

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How Proxy Wars Work And What That Means for Ending the Conflict in Syria

How Proxy Wars Work And What That Means for Ending the Conflict in Syria

(Foreign Affairs)- With U.S.-made antitank missiles finding their way to Syrian rebels and Russian fighter jets pummeling the same rebels and supplying the Bashar al-Assad regime with antiaircraft missile systems, it might seem easy to describe the battle in Syria as a proxy war. But that...

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Divide and Conquer in Syria and Iraq

Divide and Conquer in Syria and Iraq

By Barak Mendelsohn (Foreign Affairs)- The October bombing of a Russian airliner above Sinai , followed quickly by the November Paris attacks , created a broad international consensus that the Islamic State ( ISIS ) is on the march and must be stopped. The United States had...

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