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Why Bashar Assad survives the Syrian deluge

by Claude Salhani – Logic, if it applied in this war, would dictate that by now — six long and murderous years into the conflict — Syrian President Bashar Assad should carry the blame for…



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War on ISIS more complicated than Trump says

By Claude Salhani One of the promises made by Donald Trump on the cam­paign trail last year was that one of his priorities would be “the total destruction of ISIS”. Trump has repeated this pledge…




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ISIS on the rampage

The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani A slew of terrorist activities — from running people over to bombings, shootings and knifing bystanders — in numerous cities across Europe and the Muslim world has killed more than…


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Hezbollah: From national heroes to regional villains

The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani The killing of Mustafa Badreddine, the top Hezbollah military commander in Syria, adds greater pressure on the Lebanese Shia movement and its secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, at a time when both…