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For all the stories left unwritten.

Kerry’s “safer world” is not safe at all

The piece was published on Eurasia Diary. “Today marks the start of a safer world, one that we hope will remain safer for many years to come,” said on Sunday U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, while announcing the Implementation … Continue reading

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Putin’s game

The piece has been publish on Eurasia Diary. Europe is divided. Russia was left out in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is, of course, the West’s fault that Europe is divided. That was Russian President … Continue reading

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Behind Saudi Arabia’s execution spree

The execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr for terrorism in Saudi Arabia has sparked outrage across the Middle East and threatens to escalate to a regional sectarian Sunni-Shiite war raising global security concerns. Saudi Arabia’s decision came as a surprise. … Continue reading

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A deal that benefits Hezbollah

Scores of Syrian rebel fighters were evacuated from the besieged village of Zabadani, in the vicinity of the Syrian border with Lebanon, to be swapped for 300 families of Shiites besieged since September by rebels in two Idlib villages. The … Continue reading

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10 questions you might have after the #YouStink protests

1.Why did the army shoot at the protesters? This question I was actually able to get an answer for. There is a military base in Downtown Beirut. You don’t see it easily; it’s well hidden on a little alley between … Continue reading

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Why the EU gave Lebanon access to 20 member-only programs

The European Union decided last week to grant Lebanon access to 20 programs for member countries. A new protocol was signed last Monday in Brussels by Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and … Continue reading

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The tragedy of Douma

There is no better alternative for the dead children in Douma. And the reason is, sadly, not that the Syrian regime doesn’t value human beings; but that the rest of the world doesn’t Continue reading

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