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Commentary

Skepticism and the Ceasefire

Middle East Policy Council , September 20, 2016

A UN aid convoy has been destroyed, apparently in a regime airstrike, less than a week into the ...

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Commentary

Refugee Support Hurts Centrist German Politicians

Middle East In Focus, September 7, 2016

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, did poorly in recent state ...

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Commentary

Middle Eastern Media React to French Burkini Ban

Middle East Policy Council , August 31, 2016

The burkini ban implemented in various parts of France has generated headlines around the world, pitting French secularism ...

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Journal Essay

Review Essay: Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Sadiq al-Husna | independent Scholar

Fall 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 3

The Pasdaran: Inside Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, by Emanuele Ottolenghi. Foundation for Defense of Democracies Press, 2011. 132 pages. ...

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Journal Essay

Libya since 2011: Political Transformation and Violence

Hanspeter Mattes

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

After more than 40 years of authoritarian rule, the Qadhafi regime was overthrown by force in October 2011.1 The total ...

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Journal Essay

Erdogan's "New Turkey" Slides into Turmoil

Jeremy Salt

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

Turkey is passing through a particularly critical phase in its history. Thousands of people have died so far in the ...

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