Category Archives: Middle East

Oct 21 2013

Hizbullah: the quagmire of Syria

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By Dr Dina Matar, Director, Centre for Media and Film Studies, SOAS.   Syria’s agreement last month to disclose and destroy its chemical weapons and the subsequent easing of tensions between the US and Iran raise a crucial question about … Continue reading

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Sep 6 2013

Might Assad Want US Intervention in Syria?

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By Dr Nicholas Kitchen, Research Officer in Global Power and the Gulf and Editor in Chief of LSE IDEAS.     “We don’t know exactly why it happened,” a US intelligence official told Foreign Policy. “We just know it was … Continue reading

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Aug 7 2013

The Shia and the Battle for Survival

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By Ranj Alaaldin, PhD Candidate at the LSE. This piece originally appeared in RUSI Analysis on 30 July 2013   It could be argued that for the Shia of Iraq – who have consolidated power after decades, if not centuries … Continue reading

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