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Can a Loose Federal system save Syria and Iraq?

Can a Loose Federal system save Syria and Iraq?

By Jerome Joffe | (Informed Comment) | - - In recent months, prospects for applying the principles of federation and constitutional protection for minorities as a basic political solution for the conflicts…
The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad

The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - In principle, the idea of streamlining the Iraqi government and making it more efficient is a capital one. But the reforms being pursued…
Why Partitioning Iraq is a Terrible Idea

Why Partitioning Iraq is a Terrible Idea

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - I think the remarks of outgoing US Army chief Gen. Ray Odierno on the possible partition of Iraq have been reported in a…
How Iran Deal Could Change the Middle East

How Iran Deal Could Change the Middle East

By Benjamin Tua | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | - - Washington's rapprochement with Iran has opened the door for major realignments from Israel to Afghanistan. Similar to the dissolution of Yugoslavia…
Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed

Top Six Signs ISIL/ Daesh is Doomed

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - It has been over a year since Mosul fell to Daesh (ISIS, ISIL). In some ways the organization has continued to make advances…
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