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Promises: Tricks Used by Assad’s Allies

Promises: Tricks Used by Assad’s Allies

During the years of war and negotiations, Damascus’ regime allies resorted to lessening political pressures on them by selling empty promises. They would say something like: “Don’t worry. We are seriously considering changing Bashar al-Assad and putting an end to the...
Yemen: Two Years in Confronting Iran

Yemen: Two Years in Confronting Iran

The Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s seize of the Yemeni capital Sana’a through the power of arms was the end of the Yemenis’ peaceful uprising and the beginning of the war. Back then, I had no doubt that it would be a long and harsh war –...
2016…a Year of Balances and Maps Confusion

2016…a Year of Balances and Maps Confusion

London – Asharq Al-Awsat has dedicated a week to review 2016’s most important incidences and developments before anticipating the major incidents of 2017. The newspapers’ reporters and writers have contributed in gathering the remarkable events that took place...
Revival of Oil Prices

Revival of Oil Prices

The best news so far this year is that oil prices have risen reaching $50 and few cents per barrel. Prices were expected to continue declining to around $20, thus expanding the economic crisis and shaking not only petroleum-exporting countries but also the region....