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LIBYA- 2011. REVOLT OR REVOLUTION?

Nikolai Sologubovsky For the 8th anniversary of the counter-revolutionary rebellion inspired by NATO Alliance in the Libyan Jamahiriya (February 17, 2011) Recall what the Libyan Jamahiriya was at the beginning of 2011. Only numbers and facts: 1. GDP per capita – $ 14,1922. For each member of the …

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What should be the role of the Arab states?

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh Achieving peace requires compromise and mutual confidence-building measures by both Palestinians and Israelis. Just as Israel is prepared to take Palestinian rights and interests into consideration, Israel also has legitimate rights and interests to be taken into account. Peace can only be achieved through …

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Arab States & Israel Diverge On Peace Process With Palestinians Following Warsaw Summit

By Terrance J. Mintner Egyptian President al-Sisi: ‘The failure to reach a fair and final settlement of the Palestinian issue represents the main source of instability in the Middle East’ Though U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to release his long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Arab states have already indicated …

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Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

James M. Dorsey When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, …

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Future risk of jihadists on Jordan’s security

Shehab Al Makahleh Jordanian authorities believe that the threats of Jordanians who are pro-Daesh and Al-Nusrah posed on the kingdom’s security and stability is an utmost priority. This is the major challenge for the security services and the community as the number of Jordanians fighting with both terrorist …

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The new strategic axis between the Russian Federation and Iran

Giancarlo Elia Valori On February 11 last the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, arrived in Beirut, shortly after the establishment of a new Lebanese government that, although led by an old friend of Westerners, namely Hariri, is certainly one of the recent governments closest to Hezbollah.  Minister …

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The Lebanon, natural gas and local political equilibria

Giancarlo Elia Valori As can be easily foreseen, the huge amount of natural gas that is being discovered throughout the East Mediterranean region is bound to quickly change the whole economic, strategic and military system of the Middle East.  As well as the links between the Greater Middle …

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The Collapse of the INF Treaty as a Motivation?

Dmitry Stefanovich Despite the attempts of Russian and U.S. sides to find common ground on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, it appears that the agreement will cease to exist this year. So what next? Fighting for Opinions Russia has been demonstrating a rather high degree of flexibility …

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Strategic equalization in current Syria

One of the most obvious results of the current stabilization of operations in Syria is the next and predictable equality of offensive potentials on the ground. The United States, however, thinks it shall no longer deal with Syria, considering that the ultimate goal of the War on Terror …

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