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Map: ISIS empire shrinks by 70 percent in Syria since start...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) - Since the beginning of 2017, the Islamic State's empire in Syria has shrunk by about 70 percent. Most of...

Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions

Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...

Gulf crisis creates opportunity for asian nations

The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular...

Rebel ‘Response to Tyranny’ operations room only succeeds in oppressing itself...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) - Joining onside of a counter-offensive led by hardline jihadist factions (all of them linked to Al-Qaeda) against Syrian government...

Reality Check: No Sarin gas used by Assad in Syria?

It was a stunning announcement, stunning because of what was said and maybe equally as stunning because it was honest. Secretary of Defense James Mattis...

Tackling Pakistani madrassas An uphill struggle

This is an edited version of remarks by James M. Dorsey at the launch in Islamabad on 30 January 2018 of ‘The Role of...

Trump continues a self-destructive U.S. policy in Syria

On June 18, 2017, the Trump administration made a grave mistake in downing a Syrian jet south of Tabqah, which follows a string of...

Is Europe pursuing an independent foreign policy direction?

French President, Emmanuel Macron, recently departed from his campaign proposals on the Syrian War by saying that "My lines are clear: Firstly, a complete fight...

Nationwide map of Syria (September 5, 2017), Deir Ezzor siege lifted

Click here to see a HD version of this map. BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) - The month of September has started off well for the...

Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past

A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and...
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