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This position paper examines key actors and roots of Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes rift, how this rift has impacted state institutions and future scenarios for the governing coalition.
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Continuing escalation in tensions between Turkey and Russia after the former shot down one of Russia's jets in its airspace could have negative economic ramifications on both countries, as well as further complicate matters in Syria.
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The Syrian armed opposition’s gains, the regime’s eroding power and Daesh’s expansion in the country has produced opportunities and risks impacting parties to the conflict regionally and internationally. However, this has yet to translate into concrete change or an acceptable solution to all.
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Turkish early elections are now a reality after all attempts by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a coalition government have failed. This paper examines reasons for this failure as well as the possible outcomes of early elections.
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This paper argues that the latest violent attacks in Tunisia not only exacerbate the security situation, but also the existing socioeconomic challenges facing the country post-transition.
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The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom, will be scrutinized by diplomats, military experts and politicians for months and years to come.
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Unless recent opposition gains in Syria are translated into tangible political results that maintain the country's unity and rebuild it, they will remain of little significance. This paper draws three possible scenarios for Syria in the near future in light of recent developments.
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Turkish parliamentary elections will be held 7 June 2015, and the stakes are high for the AK Party if they hope to garner enough support for constitutional change. This paper examines the numbers and provides scenarios of expected electoral outcomes.
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Nearly two weeks into Operation Decisive Storm, it has become imperative to re-examine the Saudi-led operation's goals, their feasibility and regional implications of the attacks.
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During the last years of the late King Abdullah’s reign, Iran exploited tension in Saudi Arabia and expanded its regional influence. However, it seems that the current monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is determined to confront Iran by revamping alliances damaged by previous policies.
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The implications of the military strikes launched by Saudi Arabia in collaboration with ten other countries against the Houthis in Yemen last night have several implications for the participating coalition, for Yemen, for the region at large and for other international players.
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Responding to the execution of Egyptian Copts in Libya, the Egyptian government launched air strikes on the Libyan city of Darna, killing and wounding numerous civilians. The Egyptian government’s response was hasty and ill-advised, drawing regional and international disapproval.
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Daesh’s expansion has refocused the attention of regional and international powers that supported the Syrian Revolution, meaning the goal of toppling Assad has been put on hold. The US is even coordinating with the regime, causing the regime to state it is benefiting from coalition attacks on Syria.
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