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Debate: ISIS’s advance is opportunistic

Debate: ISIS’s advance is opportunistic

Al-Qaeda emerged on the scene in Iraq to fight against the US occupation of 2003, and it collaborated with the country’s tribes, but when Shi’ite prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki came to power in 2006, Al-Qaeda found its position weakened. Maliki, for his part, was...
Debate: ISIS’s advance is calculated

Debate: ISIS’s advance is calculated

Controlling territory and establishing a state has always been the dream of terrorist leaders and their followers. The final ambition for these organizations is to establish a political entity subject to their control and beliefs. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...
Debate: Iran will change its position on Syria

Debate: Iran will change its position on Syria

If the concerted efforts to drag Iran into negotiations on Syria fail then we will reach the stage where the situation in the country will be decided by a long and costly “war of attrition” between the Assad regime—backed by Iran—and the Syrian rebels—backed by the...
Debate: Iran will not change its position on Syria

Debate: Iran will not change its position on Syria

Although everything confirms that Tehran’s unflagging support of the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria is exhausting Iran, there are no real indicators that the country is ready to abandon its position. We have seen nothing to say that Iran wants a genuine...