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April 14, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Guest Post: Preventing Another Russia-Georgia Confrontation

Shahin Badkoubei is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The next twelve to eighteen months will be a critical test of already tense and tenuous relati…

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December 22, 2012

Israel
Voices From the Region: Israel, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey

“For decades the Assad regime was talking about the Palestinians’ rights….But Bashar al-Assad has killed more of us today than Israel did in its latest war on Gaza.” – Abu Ammar, Palestinian resident…

Russian foreign minister Lavrov speaks during a meeting of President Putin's trustees in Moscow on December 9, 2012 (Karpukhin/Courtesy Reuters).

February 10, 2012

United States
Weekend Reading: The Syrian Dilemma, America’s Democracy Push in Egypt, and Questions on Egypt’s New Parliament

Alexey Pilko writes on Eurasia Review about the dilemma of Syria. Emad Mekay says, on the San Francisco Chronicle the U.S. shouldn’t support Egypt’s democracy backers. Tamer Wagih wonders, is Egypt…

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August 4, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Voices From Syria

"Ramadan used to be a time for me to read the Quran, pray and help people with charity but now we are fighting just to get bread, food and enough money to live ourselves," –Abu Marwan, a 50-year-old …

Free Syrian Army fighters smoke waterpipes near the Menagh military airport, in Aleppo's countryside January 25, 2013 (Hassano/Courtesy Reuters)..

June 3, 2011

Weekend Reading

A butcher chops meat in his store in a souk in Fez (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters) Emad Gad on Ahram Online - How to Author a Constitution Michael Young in The Daily Star – The Void in Beirut…

Weekend Reading

February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…