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    The Middle East after Khashoggi
    Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

    We are still coming to understand the impact of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. I considered him a friend. No one deserves to die as he apparently did. The incident is in every respect repellent.

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Iran after Khamenei: Prospects for Political Change
Saeid Golkar

In 2018, after the suppression of the Green Movement following the disputed presidential election of 2009, Iran witnessed another wave of uprisings.

Russia in Syria: An Unequivocal Return to the Middle East?
Robert Mason

This article argues that President Putin's securitization agenda stems from the second Chechen War and is far more pragmatic concerning Russian engagement in the Middle East than former Soviet policies. 

Turkey and Syria: When "Soft Power" Turned Hard
Jeremy Salt

The onset of the so-called Arab Spring in late 2010 took governments around the world by surprise, and Turkey's Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi, AKP) government was no exception.