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As the Taliban undergoes a leadership transition after Mullah Omar’s death, could the influence of Jalaluddin Haqqani hinder the nascent peace process in Afghanistan?

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03.08.15 | Simon A. Waldman Emre Caliskan
The Peace Process that Never Was: Turkey and the PKK

The peace process between the PKK and Turkey was hamstrung from the start by political games and mistrust, making its recent collapse inevitable, argue Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan.

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The Saudi regime must be held accountable for its promotion of the ideology that drives groups like ISIS, argues Madawi Al-Rasheed.

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11.06.15 | Jean-Pierre Filiu
The End of Middle East Transparent Tony

Tony Blair was representing all of us in the Middle East and his shameful performance is and remains a collective embarrassment, writes Jean-Pierre Filiu.

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15.05.15 | Kama Maclean
Bhagat Singh’s Revolutionary Scruples

The FIR report registered against Tushar Gandhi following comments made about Bhagat Singh reveal the extent of the following that Singh now commands. But despite his epic popularity, his life and death are yet to be fully incorporated into accounts of mainstream Indian nationalism.

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Young Arabs hint that Saudi Arabia’s repressive and interventionist policies might be punished by future communal Arab revenge

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30.04.15 | Nigel Watt
Unrest in Burundi: A Primer

Nigel Watt explains the background to the violent protests and threats of election boycotts in the central African state

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27.04.15 | Vicken Cheterian
Armenians, Turks and a century of genocide

Vicken Cheterian describes the terrible legacy for the entire region of the Armenian genocide and the consequences of its continued denial by Turkey

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23.04.15 | Matthew Carr
Militarising Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Military efforts to repel migrants will lead to confusion and human rights infringements

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23.04.15 | Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Remembering Gallipoli

The centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign provides an opportunity to remember its important role in several nation-building narratives.

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07.04.15 | Virginia Comolli
Nigeria’s Unlikely Election: The Road Ahead

The 2015 presidential elections were a truly historic moment for Nigeria. Here are some of the challenges that lie ahead for president-elect Buhari.

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24.03.15 | Bente Scheller
Forget Assad

If you cannot overthrow the tyrant, co-operate with him. After four disastrous years in Syria this seems to be the conclusion the international community has arrived at.