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    Lessons from a Captor
    The flow of foreign jihadists into Syria has become a worrying problem. Over a year ago, the rate at which they were entering the country had surpassed that witnessed during the Afghanistan conf...

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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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  • 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...
Paula Mejia
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on : Monday, 9 Jan, 2012

Hope for Afghanistan

With the release of a statement this week announcing their plans to set up a political office, the Taliban created hopes for peace in a country long marred by conflict.  Following ten years of fighting, the possibility that the Taliban is seriously considering negotiations for peace is an important step that could possibly alter the future of the country. The Taliban reported on their website “Voice of Jihad” that “[they] are now prepared, while having a strong presence in Afghanis...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Monday, 9 Jan, 2012

A Shifting Axis

William B. Quandt has been a prominent voice in American foreign policy in the Middle East for over 30 years. Serving in the National Security Council under the Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter administrations, he was front and center in the negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and he is an expert on Palestine, Algeria, Israel, and Egypt. Today he is an author, professor and member of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia a...

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Amy Assad
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on : Friday, 6 Jan, 2012

The World Mourns Eve Arnold

The art world mourns an exceptional loss today as it is announced that world-renowned photojournalist Eve Arnold has died aged 99. The first woman to be admitted to the famo...

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on : Friday, 6 Jan, 2012

Before Tahrir

The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak Lloyd C. Gardner The New Press 2011 The Road to Tahrir Square offer...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Friday, 6 Jan, 2012

Playing With Fire

The escalating crisis over Iran’s nuclear program will not have a happy ending. Every conventional course of action that could be taken by western policymakers and negotiator...

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Paula Mejia
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on : Thursday, 5 Jan, 2012

A Milestone for Egypt

Since the fall of Mubarak the tension between Egypt’s military rulers and protestors demanding for a break with past practices has dominated the country’s politics. Rather ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012

Divide and Rule in Syria

Intense dispute has surrounded the implementation of an Arab League initiative to end the Syrian crisis since a delegation of Arab League observers arrived in Syria on 26 Decem...

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Roshan Kasem
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on : Tuesday, 3 Jan, 2012

The New Face of Syria

The President of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Burhan Ghalioun, considers the end of the Assad regime in Syria to be close at hand. Despite serious misgivings about the im...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Wednesday, 28 Dec, 2011

Getting Egypt Back on its Feet

Surrounded by shelf upon shelf of Perspex perfume bottles, all crafted into an array of voluptuous designs and gilded by gold and silver paintwork, fragrance-seller Mohammad...

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Juliet Highet
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on : Wednesday, 28 Dec, 2011

The Fashion Architect

“I had quite a conservative upbringing, so I just went wild, before deciding I’d like to work in the fashion industry after all.” Osman Yousefzada is of Afghan origin, bu...

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