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Retaking Raqqa from the Islamic State

May 30, 2016 admin 0

The battle for Raqqa, the Islamic State’s self-declared capital in Syria, has begun. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are advancing toward the city, engaging the jihadist group in the villages of al-Hisha, Tal Samen and […]

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The Saudis are enraged over the US JASTA

May 22, 2016 admin 0

For the past few weeks, the Saudis have been perturbed over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) now before the US Congress, which, if passed, will allow the families of victims of the […]

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An Iran test for the US administration

February 20, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The Obama administration said that a proposed Russian sale of fighter jets to Iran would violate a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran, setting up another standoff related to last year’s nuclear negotiations. State Department spokesman […]

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The oil market : whereto?

January 15, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 3

For the past 18 months, oil oversupply has been the main factor responsible for dragging down prices by two-thirds, after Saudi Arabia led OPEC in a shift of its policy by deciding against cutting production […]