October 17, 2016: The Iraqi army launched operations late March near Makhmour to capture a staging ground for the operation to capture Mosul, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group. For several months, the operation has not been very successful, with Iraqi army forces even running away, and ongoing political divisions. Will the October[…]
June 1, 2016: Germany has a moral duty in recognizing the Armenian Genocide. by Yeghia Tashjian When I visited Marburg three years ago, I had short discussion with many young German scholars. Most were aware of the Genocide and their country’s responsibility in being silence during that era. I can’t say they were feeling guilty but at[…]
29. April 2016: Start-ups and entrepreneurship is one key solution to youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa. But arcane bureaucracies, fragmented markets and difficulties raising funds can stifle start-up growth. by Anna Shen Entrepreneurship, start-ups and flourishing small businesses are seen by many as the most promising solution to one of the Middle[…]
5. April 2016: The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the mountainous region of Karabakh is Europe’s longest continuous military confrontation. Since 1994’s fragile ceasefire, international mediators have tried in vain to find a long-term settlement. What makes this particular dispute so difficult to resolve? by Uwe Halbach In summer 2014 the ceasefire line, known as the[…]
December 2015: In ten years of effort to achieve independence for Palestine, most of President Abbas’s victories have been symbolic. Some think that renouncing violence was the wrong strategy By Ingrid Ross, Illustration: Moshtari Hilal When the Palestinian flag was hoisted at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the first time at the[…]
December 2015: Russia and Turkey’s clash over regional political alliances in the Middle East has undone years of pragmatic bilateral trade growth. An overview of what’s at stake for businesses on both sides – and whether Ankara or Moscow stands to lose more. by Can Akalin What happened? While Turkey and Russia have built strong[…]
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