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Biden Takes the Heat off Assad. But What’s the U.S. President’s Syria End-Game?
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Biden Takes the Heat off Assad. But What’s the U.S. President’s Syria End-Game?
October 19, 2021

Biden is prepared to cut Assad some slack where there are obvious benefits to U.S. interests in the region, Martin Jay writes.

Saving for a Very Rainy Day
October 10, 2021

An investigation by an international consortium of journalists just examined a massive leak of 11.9 million records of offshore financial firms that have been evading taxes and financial disclosure for their many clients. The result of what is known as The Pandora Papers has been a cascade of scandals.

Saving for a Very Rainy Day
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The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
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The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
October 1, 2021

Pashtun Afghanistan is a much more sophisticated universe than the prevailing reductionism that evokes rural subsistence economy, mud-brick architecture, caravans of nomads, burqas and bearded men in sandals brandishing Kalashnikovs.

Nuclear Weapons Must Not Be Permitted in the Middle East
September 28, 2021

The U.S. should do everything it can to ensure that the Middle East is a nuclear weapons-free zone, Brian Cloughley writes.

Nuclear Weapons Must Not Be Permitted in the Middle East
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Iran’s Future Is Looking Dark
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Iran’s Future Is Looking Dark
September 21, 2021

Washington considers that Iran is and always will be hostile to the U.S. and there is no indication whatever of desire to initiate discussions

That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia
September 20, 2021

All of Central Asia is re-setting towards the SCO, EAEU, Russia and China. The former is now ‘lost’ to the U.S., Alastair Crooke writes.

That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia
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Afghanistan: Iran Is the Only Deal in Town Worth Watching
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Afghanistan: Iran Is the Only Deal in Town Worth Watching
September 19, 2021

Everything depends on which way Iran turns and whether the Taliban can control its own country and stop it short from falling into the abyss.

Kabul Should Not Forget: ‘Turkey Was a Major Part of the NATO Mission in Afghanistan’
September 17, 2021

While it is unclear whether Turkey will incorporate Syrian mercenaries into their plan for Afghanistan, one of Turkey’s stipulations to the Taliban regarding the operation of the Kabul airport was the involvement of a private Turkish security firm.

Kabul Should Not Forget: ‘Turkey Was a Major Part of the NATO Mission in Afghanistan’
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