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Basra Heat: Unrest in the city reflects underlying instability in Iraq

Jerusalem Post, 14/9 Over the past week, violent protests have swept the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Twelve people have been killed in the protests and hundreds injured. The protests focused on the dire living conditions in the city, which … Continue reading

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Syrian War: Uneasy Calm in US-protected Kurdish Enclave

The Australian, 8/9 The Syrian-Turkish border area in the early morning hours is calm and almost serene. Driving from the town of Kobane to the border crossing at Semalka one may get the impression that there is not much of … Continue reading

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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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