My Enemy, My Brother

The world is woven of contradictions. That is particularly evident in world politics. For example, the United States is periodically…

The “Islamic Quartet” and Syria

Mursi’s new regional aspirations At the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit held in Mecca in mid-August, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi…

Syria and the “real” French policy


To achieve its Middle East ambitions, Paris has apparently decided to take full advantage of its chairmanship of the UN Security Council. On July 30, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that as soon as his country takes the presidency in the UN Security Council on August 1, it intends to call for an emergency ministerial Security Council meeting on the ongoing armed conflict in Syria in order to “try to stop the massacres and prepare a political transition.” It seems that pride of…

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