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Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the future, writes Paul Iddon.

Comment: Airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase may have been part of a wider strategy by Israel to counter Iran's influence in Syria, writes James Snell.

Is this the end of AIPAC's reign?

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Is this the end of AIPAC's reign?

The long read: Despite declining support for the Israel lobby among young Jews and progressives, AIPAC's conference is still the place to be seen and gain influence, writes Tamara Kharroub.

Iran dismisses Saudi threats as destabilisation raises greater concern

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Iran dismisses Saudi threats as destabilisation raises greater concern

Iranian analysts and officials has dismissed recent threats from the Saudi-led military coalition, however have expressed concern about apparent ...

The resurfacing of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Kevin Schwartz

The resurfacing of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Comment: Government wavering about how to move forward following the recent protests has left an opening for someone like Ahmadinejad to ...

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The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

Far from spreading seeds of democracy, the US-led invasion of Iraq, 15 years ago, allowed dangerous forces to supplant the previous Baathist dictatorship.

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The Iraq Report: Iran influences Iraq’s relations with Saudi

In-depth: Tehran's tight grip on Iraq's political affairs is controlling the direction in which Baghdad takes its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

Comment: The US' disastrous 2003 intervention saw America squander its opportunity to contain Iranian influence in Iraq when it took control 15 ...

Iraq's Shia militias formally integrated into state's security apparatus

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Iraq's Shia militias formally integrated into state's security apparatus

A new governmental decree will give Shia militia fighters equal military pay and formally integrate them into Iraq's armed forces, according to ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes ...

Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

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Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

Shia Iran's most notorious general Qassem Soleimani has lashed out at his country's arch-rival Sunni Saudi Arabia, saying it has sold its soul ...

The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

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The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised ...

Iran opposition leader Karroubi criticises Ayatollah Khamenei's 'disastrous' rule

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Iran opposition leader Karroubi criticises Ayatollah Khamenei's 'disastrous' rule

An Iranian opposition figure under house arrest has voiced rare criticism of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blaming him for the ...

The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards declare victory over 'foreign-instigated' anti-government protests

Iran's notorious Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have 'defeated' the protesters, a statement from the elite force charged with ...

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian missile firms

Under the sanctions, any assets that the firms hold in places under US jurisdiction will be frozen and US citizens are forbidden from doing ...

James Snell

EU response to Iran protests is weak and disingenuous

Comment: When people protest against mass unemployment and corruption, and are met with bullets, the world must be prepared to do more than ...

The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

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The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

This week in Iraq: Rights organisations denounce mass executions while British soldiers found responsible for abuses in High Court.

Kyle W. Orton

Trump the anti-Obama targets Iran

Comment: If Trump has any one guiding principle, it is to be the anti-Obama - and on foreign policy, there are worse doctrines, writes Kyle ...

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

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The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia ...

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