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As Liberation Continues, Concerns over Sunnis in Mosul

Middle East Policy Council , February 27, 2017

Four months have passed since the start of a sustained Iraqi army offensive against the so-called Islamic State (IS) ...

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Journal Essay

The Syrian War: Spillover Effects on Lebanon

Bassel F. Salloukh

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Nowhere have the spillover effects of the overlapping domestic, regional and international war for Syria proved more devastating than in ...

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Journal Essay

Syria's Spillover on Iraq: State Resilience

Denise Natali

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Syria's civil war has reinforced Iraqi state weakness and fears of partition along ethno-sectarian lines. The conflict has encouraged the ...

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Journal Essay

U.S. Commitments in the Middle East: Advice to the Trump Administration

Derek Chollet, Jake Sullivan, Dimitri Simes, Mary Beth Long

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

The following is a transcript of the eighty-seventh in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East ...

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Journal Essay

Eyes Bigger than Stomachs: Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria

Christopher Phillips

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been the leading Middle Eastern states seeking the overthrow of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. ...

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Journal Essay

Sowing Division: Kurds in the Syrian War

Zeynep Kaya and Matthew Whiting

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Kurdish groups, both within Syria and throughout the Middle East, undoubtedly see the Syrian war as an opportunity to advance ...

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