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Echoes of Afghanistan in Syria

Paul R. Pillar Russia Syria Afghanistan, Middle East The Russian military intervention to shore up the Assad regime in Syria, coupled with the previously begun U.S.-led military intervention in the same country—amid uncertainty about U.S. Show More Summary

Explaining the Toxic Obama-Netanyahu Marriage

5 hours agoNews : Jeffrey Goldberg

In a new book, the former Middle East peace negotiator Dennis Ross explores just how close Israel came to attacking Iran, and why Susan Rice accused Benjamin Netanyahu of throwing “everything but the n-word” at Barack Obama.

Timeline: The Rise of ISIS

ISIS has risen from an Al-Qaeda franchise to a self-proclaimed state and one of the most potent threats in the Middle East. This timeline chronicles the group's rise to power

IMF, Iraq to Discuss Next Steps for Baghdad Support at Annual Meeting

IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Masood Ahmed said that IMF and Iraqi officials will discuss further steps to help the country move forward after a seven-year war and amid current turmoil.

"It's Your Allies, Stupid" -- America's Greater Middle East Disaster (Pt 2)

For Part 1 on Afghanistan, click here. America may still be the greatest military power on the planet by far, but across the Greater Middle East the U.S. is being challenged, its standing subverted, its reputation diminished -- not only by its enemies, but, even more, by its supposed allies. Show More Summary

Egypt’s Economy to Require Major External Financing in Next Few Years - IMF

IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Masood Ahmed claims that Egypt’s economy will require considerable external funding in the next few years.

IMF Ready to Help Yemen When Conflict Subsides

IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Masood Ahmed said that IMF is prepared to provide assistance to Yemen as soon as the situation in the country allows to do so.

Israel, Iran trade barbs at U.N. disarmament panel meeting

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel and Iran exchanged sharp criticisms at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee on Friday, accusing each other of being a major destabilizing force in the Middle East.

Interfaith Cooperation: Promoting Peace in the Middle East

In a rare calendrical coincidence, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza witnessed the near concurrence of sacred religious day --  the Jewish Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and Eid Al-Adha.  Although the dates were harmonious, the Jews and Muslims commemorating the religi

Game-Changer: Russia's Involvement in Syria Shifts Balance of Power

Russia's military involvement in Syria is undeniably a game-changer in the Middle East, US geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told Sputnik, adding that Washington will definitely try to restore its shrinking positions in the region at all costs.

German Government Urges Dialogue With Russia on Hotspots, Refugees

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday called for talks with Russia on political settlement in North Africa and the Middle East, in order to get the flow of refugees under contro...

Franklin Graham Compares Removing Ten Commandments in the US to ISIS Destroying Christian Churches

Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has compared the removal of Ten Commandments monuments from public property in the United States to the Islamic State terror group tearing down Christian symbols across the Middle East.

Insider’s View of Refugee Issue and Middle East Violence

What forces are implicated in the Iraqi conflict? What is left after Saddam Hussein’s ouster? How do migrants survive in Hungarian refugee camps? Sputnik encountered a man who claims he knows answers to these and other relevant questions.

Ayah Bdeir founded littleBits to make science fun. She might now be on to something bigger.

littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir wants to democratize hardware. Photo: David Yellen This article appeared in the September 2015 issue of Forbes Middle East. As an engineering student at the American University in Beirut in 2001, Ayah Bdeir found herself so bored with the monotony of the coursework that she begged her parents [...]

Traders Eye Floating Diesel Storage in Atlantic

Europe diesel stocks reach fresh record high; huge imports from Asia, Middle East weigh on supplies. Oil traders are preparing to store diesel in giant tankers

NATO Lost Orientation After Russia’s Military Operation in Syria

Russian involvement in Syria made NATO lose its positions in the Middle East and weakened the alliance, DWN wrote.

The Middle East in 2015 Is a Lot Like Europe in 1914

Watching the events cascading in Syria makes it eerily easy to see how the political elites of 1914 stumbled into World War I while believing they were pursuing a sensible set of national interests. The parallels are far from precise. Show More Summary

'Russia is Defending Europe by Fighting Terrorists in the Middle East'

Russia is the only nation helping European countries to deal with the refugee crisis by going against those who caused it, namely the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Syria, Mateusz Piskorski, who heads the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis, told Sputnik.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Expand Freedom And Reward Excellence.

President Barack Obama has taken some valuable time off from wrecking the Middle East and fomenting cultural civil war within our nation. He has gotten bored enough with community organizing to actually accomplish something that could be in the long term best interests of The United States of America. Show More Summary

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