The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

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Mosul: Before and After ISIS

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Rafah Al Saad

 

The battle for the west side of Mosul is very important not only for Iraq but for the whole world as Mosul is one of the biggest strongholds for ISIS, the Iraqi military and Shia militia also participating in the battle of Mosul.

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Observations of an Expat: Disastrous Middle East Victory

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Nicole Tung

 

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Tom Arms

It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.

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Jordan has survived the Arab Spring turmoil, ISIS and the Syrian regime plots

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Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might easily be swept away in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: God Bless, Not Bash, America

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Cynthia M. Lardner

 

Prologue

 

Having been an American expat living in the Netherlands for a year now, I have listened to vociferous criticism of the United States. There seems to exist an international sentiment that the U.S. is singularly responsible for resolving every conflict and handling every crisis. One recent article went so far as to state that the U.S. was pursuing a policy of isolationism. This couldn’t be further from the truth. This article generally examines the U.S.’s global leadership.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

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Gul Yousafzai

A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Islamic State and a Taliban faction claiming responsibility.

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Keeping Terror Under Control

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Shakeel Haider

Irrespective of whether ISIS has foundations in the country or not, the Pakistani government’s claims of defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda have again proved hollow following another blood thirsty terrorist attack. On Easter Sunday, in Pakistan’s second large city Lahore, a devastating and bloody suicide blast killed 72 people injuring over 300, the victims including women and children of Muslim and Christian faiths respectively.

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