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What Russia, China, Iran Want in Afghanistan When U.S. Troops Leave

2021-07-23

Russia, China and Iran, all influential powers in Asia, are preparing for the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan at a time of aggravated tensions and soaring violence in the war-torn nation with which they have unique and historical ties...

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Annabaa Forum for Dialogue discusses Psychological Effect of Child Placement in Iraq

2021-06-14

Annabaa forum for Dialogue held a symposium entitled “The Psychological Effect of Child Placement and Protection”.

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The Mirage of Artificial Intelligence

2021-03-22

Military men still dream of war machines driven by artificial intelligence (AI). However, the dream remains just that – a dream. Even as computer technology improves, scientists discover that the concept of intelligence...

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The US needs Europe to end the 'forever wars' in the Middle East

2020-11-09

The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East.

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Is China Helping Saudi Arabia to Build a Nuclear Bomb?

2020-08-08

Until Journal reporters asked the Saudis for comment, Riyadh had not acknowledged the existence of the plant. In terms of international protocols, that’s sort of OK but it suggests a lack of openness inconsistent with peaceful intent.

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Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

2020-08-04

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo’s ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkeys intervention on the Tripoli government’s behalf, Egypts involvement could escalate the war d

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Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

2020-07-29

One must hope that China and the United States will eventually arrive at an understanding that great-power competition does not preclude cooperation to resolve major global challenges.

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Sino American Relations Continue to Sour

2020-07-23

If anyone thought that Chinese American relations could not get worse, they were wrong, as President Trump and the State Department ratcheted

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Is Cairo Going to War?

2020-06-28

The Egyptian military may intervene in neighboring Libya, but it likely wants to avoid a major confrontation.

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The Militia Movement in America

2020-06-24

After keeping out of sight for much of Trump’s presidency, the American militia movement is making itself felt. In the last few weeks, the Michigan militias protected monuments in Hillsdale, Michigan and others were involved in a shooting in New Mexico,

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Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

2020-06-24

It is well known that Israel possesses enormous firepower and strong armed forces for land, sea, and air combat, and is better equipped than any other army in the Middle East.

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The Lure of Blood Money

2020-06-22

Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.

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Pandemic politics: Will COVID-19 exacerbate or mitigate conflicts in Libya and Syria?

2020-05-27

Will COVID-19 prolong conflict in Libya and Syria, or will such wars exacerbate the pandemics spread?

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Iran is retreating from the Iraqi political scene

2020-05-23

Under pressure, the Islamic Republic is reassessing its strategy and telling allied factions that Tehran will mostly leave politics to the Iraqis

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New American Military Tactics

2020-03-19

Journalists point of view

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How the U.S. Can Stop the Surge of Deadly Rocket Attacks in Iraq

2020-03-16

Congress and the Trump administration should privately agree to some ground rules for timing deterrent strikes on truly high-value targets, while quietly deploying more force-protection assets like Patriot missiles.

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Will an attack on Turkish troops in Syria change the course of the war?

2020-03-02

The battle for Idlib is raising fears of a big-power conflict

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The US no longer matters in Syria

2019-11-03

Fundamentally, the ceasefire, assumes the U.S. still matters in Syria. It does not.

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Russia Will Not Allow Turkey to Attack Syria, Sends in Troops to Front Lines

2019-10-16

Russia has warned it would prevent Turkey from attacking Syrian troops after the U.S. withdrew from a looming clash between rival ...

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Can Cyberwarfare Be Regulated?

2019-10-08

In the cyber realm, the same program can be used for legitimate or malicious purposes, depending on the users intent.

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Operating in the ‘Gray Zone’ to Counter Iran

2019-09-22

The best way to counter Irans asymmetric strategy in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere is a U.S. gray zone strategy

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Trump Team Debates Response to Strikes on Saudi Oil

2019-09-18

Pentagon is cautious as Riyadh requests additional U.S. forces.

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Myths of Kashmir

2019-09-06

India is wedged between two nuclear-armed allies that routinely defy fundamental international rules and norms. Until China and Pakistan stop trying to undermine...

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How Likely Is It That the United States Will Begin Backchannel Talks With the Houthis?

2019-09-06

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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