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  • New War, Old Faces

    New War, Old Faces
    Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its fo...

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  • Reading Ferdowsi in Tehran

    Reading Ferdowsi in Tehran
    Despite numerous changes over the years, classical texts have remained the basis for Persian literature studies in Iranian schools, from the old madrasas to the present day. This has led to ...

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  • Editorial: Algeria’s Tragicomedy

    Editorial: Algeria’s Tragicomedy
    As presidential elections on April 17 draw nearer, Algerians are both protesting and joking about three-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for an unprecedented fourth te...

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  • Iran’s Fourth Estate

    Iran’s Fourth Estate
    The state of the Iranian media can serve as a bellwether for understanding where the country is headed. In the past, the restrictions under which Iranian journalists had to operate fluctuate...
Robert E. Hunter
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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

Historically, all great powers have faced the problem of translating their inherent economic, political and military power into lasting influence. One requirement for doing so is coherence of policy, so that the various parts of the great power’s engagements abroad work together—or at least are not in conflict with one another. That challenge is now facing the United States more than ever before. The US is still the most powerful nation in the world, especially in military and eco...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

US temporarily resumes military aid to Egypt amid unrest

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US has temporarily lifted an arms embargo on Cairo to deliver 10 attack helicopters to the Egyptian government amid reports that two police officers were killed on Wednesday as the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate. Washington froze some forms of military assistance to Egypt last year following a policy review taken after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and a government crackdown against the former ruling Muslim Brotherhood...

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Stephen Wicken
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

New War, Old Faces

Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources....

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Iraq: Kirkuk governor says President Talabani to return soon

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The governor of Kirkuk announced on Monday that Iraq’s president, Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, would return to Iraqi Kurdistan soon, after spending...

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Laura Cesaretti
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on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Mindful Aid

Doctor Wissam works at the Crisis Intervention Center for Psychosocial Trauma in Kilis, a Turkish border town and well-travelled crossing point for both Syrian refugees and con...

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Ahu Özyurt
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on : Monday, 21 Apr, 2014

Partners for Peace

The recent local elections in Turkey attracted several claims of irregularities, but one of the undisputed outcomes of the polls was the fact that the Kurds have become a polit...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 20 Apr, 2014

Code of Honor

Egypt is a country with many faces and a country that continually finds itself at the center of attention. One facet of Egypt’s complex culture that has only recently drawn i...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

WHO to meet with Saudi over MERS

Jeddah and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears surrounding the MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia are on the rise following the announcement earlier this week that the death toll has ...

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Tafline Laylin
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Back to Balance

Located in the southwest of Yemen close to the pre-1990 border that once divided the country into North and South, the city of Taiz has long been known for its thriving busines...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Lebanon: Geagea reveals platform amid Gemayel candidacy rumors

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese presidential elections campaign gained momentum Wednesday, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announcing his electoral platform and...

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