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Debating the US presence in Syria: The ISIS factor
Middle East

Debating the US presence in Syria: The ISIS factor

Experts disagree over whether an American withdrawal would spark a major resurgence of the once-powerful militant group

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Middle East

Middle Eastern rivalries alive and kicking despite de-escalation

While détente may be the word of the day, there are open wounds and a lot of bad blood raging right under the surface.

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Middle East

Playing games in NATO, Turkey eyes its role in a new world order

Erdogan's gamble is a game of high-stakes poker, given that Russia is as much a partner as it is a threat.

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Middle East

US-Turkey relations are a nightmare. Is Ukraine the wake up call?

Now that the center of gravity is away from the Middle East and back on Europe, there are renewed opportunities for common ground.

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Middle East

Turkey's Kurdish obsession explains Putin's gains and US strains

The sale of a Russian missile defense system encapsulates how the tide has turned.

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How the American deal for Syria’s oil died

Biden appears to be revoking a Trump-era waiver that put the U.S. in the middle of a battle over Syria's crude resources.