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Umbrüche im Nahen Osten

Schon in der Präsidentschaft von George W. Bush kursierte eine Karte, die völlig neue Grenzen im Nahen Osten – einen “Greater Middle East” – zeigte. Darauf war auch ein unabhängiger Staat “Kurdistan” eingezeichnet. 251 more words

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Changing face of Middle East geopolitics: Growing realignments

Until very recently, it was a recognized reality that the Middle East was divided into two greater blocs, where Syria, Iraq and Hezbollah were spearheaded by Iran (often addressed as shia bloc) and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and Qatar were spearheaded by Saudi Arabia (often addressed as sunni bloc). 843 more words

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Iran's rising influence wreaking havoc in Middle East

While the post-sanction era seems prosperous for Iran, it seems worrisome for Iran’s major foe, Saudi Arabia, which is being confronted by Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and the anticipation of Iran achieving a nuclear weapon soon. 678 more words

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Turning Temporary Problems Into Permanent Ones: America’s Real Military “Strategy”

Tom Engelhardt.  Introduction by W.J. Astore.

Readers of Bracing Views are familiar with Michael Murry’s frequent contributions to our site.  One of Mike’s more penetrating comments originated from a discussion he had with the late Sri Lankan Ambassador… 1,124 more words

US Politics

Shared regional agendas are stimulating the rapid rise of Turkey-Qatar cooperation

Located strategically between Europe and Asia, the Republic of Turkey has been increasing its cooperation gradually with Qatar, a Sunni-Arab state in the Gulf, and this has taken the shape of some degree of alignment. 645 more words

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Heritage: Archaeologists warn of a 'pillaged Egypt' in 25 years

Looters will strip Egypt of most of its archaeological heritage within the next quarter century, an archaeologist warned at a U.S. State Department hearing this week. 757 more words


Syria, where foreign involvements are barring meaningful solution

Syrians have been passing five consecutive years under fierce conflict and there is yet no sign of peace. However, the failed meetings and the “talk-shop” conferences among local and regional parties led by the global powers have been continuing in usual intervals. 1,330 more words