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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Putin’s “Completely Fulfilled” Task in Syria

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Fadi Elhusseini

Since Russia has been declared officially in the Middle East, and following the extended presence of its military in all forms in Syria, speculation has splashed across media platforms around the globe. Observers saw in Russia’s decision to enter Syria a long-term strategy, albeit the abrupt announcement of Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw most of the Russian forces from Syria putting friends and foes alike in bewilderment.

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The Middle East: Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

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Fadi Elhusseini

Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations.

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Russia is officially in the region: A new Order has just begun

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Fadi Elhusseini

Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms as well as military and logistical experts to its Arab allies.

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The Middle East: Rising and Falling Stars

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Fadi Elhusseini

In 2011, Turkey was seen as an unstoppable regional power and a rising star led by its Development and Justice Party (AKP). But the arrival of the Arab Spring heralded a deep change in the region. Turkey’s prominence began to fade and Iran’s potential appeared to be rising with the progress it is making in nuclear negotiations. Further developments in the region have continued to surprise observers, especially the emergence of the ascendant force that is the Islamic State (IS).

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Time To Decide

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Israel, USA, EU and the World: You have less than three months to decide

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Fadi Elhusseini

On August 27th, the headlines around the world were that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and nine other top officials resigned from the ruling Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

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Hamas’ Diplomatic Activism: Modified Strategies and New Alliances

 

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Fadi Elhusseini

Many observers saw in Tony Blair’s meeting with head of Hamas’ political bureau Khaled Meshal a breakthrough that may take Hamas out of the bottleneck and may lead to a long-term truce between the movement and Israel.

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