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Downtown Karachi
29.08.14 | Laurent Gayer

Imran Farooq, second-in-command of Pakistan’s MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death on a London street in 2010. Following the detention of a new suspect, Laurent Gayer investigates Farooq’s mysterious story, from Karachi to London.

Tabaqa Airbase
28.08.14 | Christopher M. Davidson

Was the seizure of Tabaqa Airbase by Islamic State just a part of their overall expansion, or was there another motive at play?

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19.08.14 | Talal Nizameddin

Recent events in Syria and Ukraine have confirmed Putin’s desire to extend his global influence. Talal Nizameddin offers up ten things Putin’s leadership has taught us.