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The Iraqi surge revisited

The surge remains America’s most famous and misleading myth in Iraq, writes Salah Nasrawi

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Demonstrations in Fallujah

As Sunni protests in the Iraqi provinces of Salaheddin, Anbar and Nineveh continue, giant anti-government demonstrations are being held in the city of Fallujah, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti


Creative resistance, Israeli intransigence

Palestinians are turning to novel non-violent strategies to confront Israel’s ongoing colonial settlement policy, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Palestine

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Failed or thwarted?

While the Syrian opposition has thus far failed to form a transitional government, some believe this may be because the US has not yet decided on what it wants in Syria, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

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Behind the embassy bombing

Does Turkey’s AKP face some kind of conspiracy or are Turkey’s chickens merely coming home to roost, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid


Lebanon strikes Islamist suspects

A deadly military operation in the town of Arsal may be the first of many in Lebanon, writes Andrew Bossone


They bomb Al-Assad then mourn him

While Israel strikes Syria, Tel Aviv’s security officials are privately worried about losing Bashar Al-Assad and what may come next, writes Saleh Al-Naami

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Jumping to Geneva 2

Opinions have varied over what was agreed at last year’s Geneva 1 meeting of the Syrian opposition, so perhaps it is time to move on to Geneva 2


Money beyond might

Gamal Nkrumah examines the implications of David Cameron’s trip to Tripoli


Mali and the Libyan connection

Libya has been a point of origin for the current conflict in Mali, but it may also become one of its victims, writes Hassan Fathi Al-Qashawi


Yemen’s smuggling and kidnapping sagas

The UN examines smuggled arms as EU members negotiate the release of Western hostages, reports Nasser Arrabyee



The troika falters

The creation of a new opposition coalition is putting pressure on Tunisia’s troika government, writes Lassad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

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