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After the US-UK-French attack in Syria

After the US-UK-French attack in Syria Categories: Middle East, Syria, Updates    

As reader are undoubtedly aware, on Saturday, 105 missiles were fired by American, British and French military units at Syrian chemical weapons research and storage sites, in punishment for the latest Assad regime chemical weapons attack in Douma on April 7, which killed at least 75 people. This Upd

Behind the News - April 2018

Behind the News - April 2018 Categories: Iran, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Syria    

On March 18, a 32 year old father of four was stabbed to death in Jerusalem's old city by a Palestinian, who was subsequently shot dead by Israeli police. On March 16, two IDF soldiers were murdered in a vehicular attack near Mevo Dotan in the northern West Bank. The driver was arrested.On March 18,

Pipes: Iranian regime "living on borrowed time"

Pipes: Iranian regime "living on borrowed time" Categories: Middle East     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Dr. Pipes contends that part of the Iranian public's frustration with the regime is that they expected to see the benefits of the Iran nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but that instead of improving the standard of living in Iran, the regime has spent

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Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza?

Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza? Categories: Hamas, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Gaza is in a dire and deteriorating state. Economic activity is down, unemployment is extremely high, and long-standing problems with water, sewerage and electricity are worsening. People aren't starving, but that is virtually the only positive. Many, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, will

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Coming soon - a Nuclear Middle East

Coming soon - a Nuclear Middle East Categories: Gulf states, Iran, Middle East     Author: Ran Porat

A new Israeli report (February 2018) reveals a dramatic trend of expanding nuclear capabilities among Arab countries over the next few years... Dozens of nuclear reactors are in various stages of planning in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia and even Sudan (led by the wanted war

Iranian Protests

Iranian Protests Categories: Iran, Middle East, Updates    

This Update looks at the implications of current Iranian protests. We lead with Iranian-American Ray Takeyh's article "The Islamic Republic of Iran is doomed" in Politico Magazine.

Unlucky 7

Unlucky 7 Categories: Egypt, Europe, Libya, Middle East, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Seven years after it was ignited by an unassuming street vendor in Tunis, the consequent chain reaction of political downfalls, civil wars, and geopolitical tremors has yet to come to an end... the conflicts across the Arab world have become a major destabilising force across the international syste

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