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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, February 5th to February 11th – Current as of February 12, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen. | Suggested reading: “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma” – Part… Keep Reading

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Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma

Part 3 of the “American Foreign Policy Review” series “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma” takes a a look at our regional allies and foes. Continued from Part 1 and Part 2. Our premier ally in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 30th to February 4th – Current as of February 5, 2018. This week’s report covers Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Libya. | Suggested reading: “Bahrain courts continue to strip protesters of citizenship” –… Keep Reading

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Bahrain courts continue to strip protesters of citizenship

Bahraini authorities have deported eight Bahrainis, having stripped them of their citizenship, since January 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch reported today. Bahraini courts have increasingly been turning to a stronger form of intimidation to crush rebellion against the state – stripping opponents of their of citizenship. Bahraini… Keep Reading

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Lebanon cracks down on media over criticism of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s judiciary has begun cracking down on Lebanese media personalities for their critiques on Saudi Arabia; this comes in the wake of a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. On Jan. 26, Lebanon’s Public Prosecutor Ghada Aoun ordered a lawsuit against Hicham Haddad, a prominent… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 23rd to January 29th – Current as of January 30, 2018. This week’s report covers Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq and Iran. | For information about the ongoing widespread anti-austerity protests in Tunisia, please… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 15th to January 22nd – Current as of January 23rd, 2018. This week’s report covers Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Lebanon. | For the latest about the Turkish military offensive, named “Operation… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 8th to January 14th – Current as of January 15th, 2018. This week’s report covers Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Jordan, and Syria.   Bahrain: Shia government opposition groups continue to call… Keep Reading

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Syrian Regime Forces Strike at last Pockets of Resistance

At least 100,000 people have fled Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, one of the last regions controlled by rebel forces, since Bashar al-Assad’s regime began an assault on the stronghold and adjacent districts in Hama and Aleppo in November 2017. The campaign has been led… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief – Extended

Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. Covers December 19th to January 7th, 2018 – Current as of January 7th, 2018. This week’s report covers Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, UAE, Syria, and Libya. |[For coverage on the Iranian situation, please check out David Firester’s article, “Might… Keep Reading

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Turkey attempts to reset relations in Europe with meetings in France, Germany

This Friday and Saturday both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu were in Europe, France and Germany respectively, attempting to improve strained relations with their European allies. Friday, Erdoğan met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Nominally, the meeting was an… Keep Reading

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