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Erdogan’s Dilemmas

Jerusalem Post, 1/9 Turkey Faces Few Good Options as Idlib offensive looms Syrian regime and Russian forces are currently preparing for an offensive into Idlib Province in north west Syria. The attack on Idlib is set to mark the final … Continue reading

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Is southern Syria heading for ‘Lebanonization’? 

Jerusalem Post, 13/7 The raid on the T4 base at Tiyas in southern Syria this week was, according to global media reports, the third such action by Israeli air power against this facility in the course of 2018.  It is … Continue reading

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The Rebellion at Twilight

Jerusalem Post, 29/6 Deraa offensive marks endgame for the Syrian rebellion – but strife in Syria set to persist The Syrian regime’s offensive on the rebel held areas of Syria’s Deraa province commenced on June 25th. The Syrian Arab Army’s … Continue reading

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Interview on ABC News

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Iran’s response: the ‘Strategy of Tension’ 

Jerusalem Post, 1/6 The United States and its allies are currently in the opening stages of the pursuit of a strategy to contain and roll back the Islamic Republic of Iran from a number of points in the Middle East.  … Continue reading

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Game on: The New Strategy of the US and its allies in the Middle East

Jerusalem Post, 25/5 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s outlining of 12 conditions that Iran would need to meet in order to make possible a new nuclear deal amounts to a call for the wholesale reversal of Iranian regional strategy.  The … Continue reading

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Whoever you vote for – Hezbollah Wins

Jerusalem Post, 11/05 Lebanon’s May 6 elections have resulted in the further consolidation of Hezbollah and its associated movements within the legal frameworks of the state. The movement and its allies won over half of the seats in the 128-seat … Continue reading

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