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The 12th Al Jazeera Forum


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9 April 2018

The international community has once again failed to stop the Assad’s regime and to contain Moscow’s advances in Syria. ...

28 March 2018

The recent advances of the Turkish military “Olive Branch” operation in Afrin and the possible scenarios of the Turkish-...



Jamal Khashoggi and Mohammed Cherkaoui

Saudi Journalist Killed In Istanbul And Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui, Professor Of Conflict Resolution At George Mason University In Washington And Former Member Of The United Nations Panel Of Experts.

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul and Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui, Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in Washington and former member of the United Nations Panel of Experts.

Dr. Helle Malmvig

Senior Researcher and Academic Coordinator at Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, and author of ”State Sovereignty and Intervention: A Discourse Analysis of Interventionary and Non-Interventionary Practices in Kosovo and Algeria”(Routledge, 2011)

Dr. James M. Dorsey

Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast.James is the author of “The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer”

Kayhan Barzegar

Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran, Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Islamic Azad University, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Iranian English Quarterly “Discourse”.

Ross Harrison

Professor of Strategy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, of Middle East Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East at the University of Pittsburgh.His recent co-edited book “From Chaos to Cooperation” (2017).

Trita Parsi

Author of “Losing an Enemy - Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy” and former President of the National Iranian American Council.

Mark N. Katz

Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University (USA) and has been writing about Soviet and Russian foreign policy toward the Gulf and the Middle East for over 35 years.