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Skepticism and the Ceasefire

Middle East Policy Council , September 20, 2016

A UN aid convoy has been destroyed, apparently in a regime airstrike, less than a week into the ...

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Palestinian Discord Continues as Municipal Elections Postponed

Middle East Policy Council, September 16, 2016

The postponement of the upcoming municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza has once again highlighted the seemingly ...

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Refugee Support Hurts Centrist German Politicians

Middle East In Focus, September 7, 2016

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, did poorly in recent state ...

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Middle Eastern Media React to French Burkini Ban

Middle East Policy Council , August 31, 2016

The burkini ban implemented in various parts of France has generated headlines around the world, pitting French secularism ...

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Egypt Promises Austerity for IMF Loan

Middle East Policy Council, August 24, 2016

The Egyptian government has just concluded negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$12 billion loan in ...

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Russia Flies Warplanes from Iran

Middle East Policy Council, August 19, 2016

Russia's recent use of Iranian airbases to launch airstrikes in Syria has surprised many in the Middle Eastern ...

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