Tag Archives: Iraq

Arab Order and flying Shoes

21/12/2008 US President George W. Bush’s visit to Iraq this week reflected the mixed legacy of his presidency. The Iraq invasion is likely to be remembered as the defining issue of the Bush era and recent events show real progress … Continue reading

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The End of Lebanese factional Fighting?

Jerusalem Post- 25/06/2008 A month ago, a deal was signed between the Lebanese government and opposition in the Qatari capital of Doha. The deal ended two weeks of fighting that saw the Shi’ite Hizbullah and its allies occupying West Beirut. … Continue reading

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US Raid shows Assad’s over-Estimation

Jerusalem Post- 29/10/2008 This week’s US raid across the Iraqi-Syrian border resembles a number of similar actions carried out by American forces against al-Qaida targets over the last year in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan. It demonstrates a US … Continue reading

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Analysis: US Raid shows Assad’s Over-Estimation

Jerusalem Post- 29/10/2008 This week’s US raid across the Iraqi-Syrian border resembles a number of similar actions carried out by American forces against al-Qaida targets over the last year in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan. It demonstrates a US … Continue reading

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Analysis: Arab Order and flying Shoes

Jerusalem Post- 16/12/2008 US President George W. Bush’s visit to Iraq this week reflected the mixed legacy of his presidency. The Iraq invasion is likely to be remembered as the defining issue of the Bush era and recent events show … Continue reading

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Analysis: Suddenly, the Arab World wakes up to Yemen’s Rebellion

Jerusalem Post- 18/12/2009 The 30th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in Kuwait this week, expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight with the Shi’ite Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. The Kuwaiti emir noted that Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Analysis: US believes Syria is overplaying its Hand in Iraq

Jerusalem Post- 17/09/2009 The scheduled meeting Thursday of the Syrian and Iraqi foreign ministers is unlikely to lead to a swift resolution of the simmering feud between the two countries. The government of Iraq is furious at the mounting evidence … Continue reading

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Analysis: Did long Arm of Iran reach Dead Sea Highway?

Jerusalem Post- 19/01/2010 The revelations of possible Iranian involvement in the attack on Israeli diplomats earlier this month in Jordan appear to offer the latest evidence of direct engagement by Teheran in subversion and paramilitary activity across national borders. The … Continue reading

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Rewarding Bad Behavior

Global Politician- 12/01/2011 US President Barack Obama’s recent decision to appoint a new ambassador to Damascus is further proof positive of the effectiveness of the strategy pursued by Syria over the last half decade. It also showcases the sense that … Continue reading

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Fire from the Mountain

23/10/2010 In the badlands between the borders of Iraq, Turkey and Iran, a small band of Kurdish separatists continue to wage their war. Our PKK contact and driver arrived at the appointed time outside the hotel in Erbil. We had … Continue reading

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