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Peace In The Region During Ramadan Is Unlikely By Rania Kisar Executive Summary: During the weekend, we witnessed a very significant event that reminds us of the Iran-Iraq Tanker War between 1985-1988. Iran seized an Iraqi oil tanker that was headed to Turkey. The clerical government announced that this attack was carried out following a […]

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The Region – TURKIYE

Armenia pledges readiness for full normalization with Turkey, signaling a potential breakthrough amidst regional tensions. Deputy Speaker Rubinyan champions efforts like resumed flights and border opening initiatives for diplomats, awaiting further Turkish cooperation. This advancement could catalyze positive shifts in the South Caucasus, notably impacting the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace dialogue. Armenia’s “Crossroads of Peace” project underscores

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The Region – SYRIA

In a defiant interview with Russia’s Solovyov Channel, Bashar ASSad dismissively predicted Donald Trump’s return as U.S. President, trivializing the role of American presidents as mere “executives” under the influence of powerful lobbies and financiers. ASSad’s comments, laced with arrogance, overlooked the significant security challenges facing his regime, from Israeli strikes against Iranian militias in

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The Region – Israel’s Northern Front Situation Report/ Lebanon

Nasrallah’s Grandson Reportedly Killed in Israeli Airstrike On March 1, 2024, Israeli airstrikes targeted towns in southern Lebanon, including Aita al-Shaab and Ramiya, where Hezbollah reported casualties, Hussein Ali Hamdan, and his wife, Manar Ahmad Abadi. Hezbollah retaliated by attacking Israeli military locations, such as the Ramim barracks and Ma’yan Baruch settlement, and claimed to

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The Region – IRAN

Iran’s Dual Challenges: Declining Voter Engagement and Bold Economic Strategies Echoing the disruptive “Tanker War” of 1985-1988, Iran’s recent seizure of an oil tanker in the Sea of Oman signals a troubling resurgence of maritime tensions reminiscent of its past conflict with Iraq. This incident, targeting a vessel carrying Iraqi oil to Turkey, stirs historical

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The Region – ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

The Biden administration’s engagement with Israeli Centrist leader Benny Gantz, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s explicit disapproval, marks a significant moment in U.S.-Israel relations. Netanyahu’s rebuke, highlighted by his remark, “There is only one prime minister,” underscores the tensions arising from Gantz’s unauthorized visit to the U.S. Despite lacking Netanyahu’s consent, Gantz proceeded with his

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Is Israel-Hezbollah War Imminent?; Yemeni Government Proposes Plan to Neuter Houthis; Iran Proxies Strike U.S. Bases   As worldwide attention fixates on the seesaw negotiations for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire and hostage release in Gaza, the “war in the north” between Israel and Hezbollah appears to be on the verge of exploding into a full conflict,

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The Region – ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

★ ISRAEL & PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES Gaza Operations Continue; New Palestinian Government in the Offing? The recent narrative on the Israel-Hamas conflict highlights the complexity and persistent challenges in achieving peace. Last week’s developments saw the Israeli army conducting targeted attacks in Rafah, despite ongoing talks of a ceasefire and a full ground incursion. Contrasting reports

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The Region – IRAN – IRAQ – THE GULF -TURKIYE

★ IRAN Iran’s Global Arms Trafficking Is Increasing Recent events indicate the Iranian regime has stepped up its weapons developments and its arms trafficking in conflicts in several regions. Accused by western powers of being a global arms supplier, Iran denies selling ballistic missiles to Russia for use in the Ukraine conflict. Despite these denials,

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Iran’s Dominance: Funding Hezbollah, Summoning Assad, and Forcing Iraq’s Hand By: Rania Kisar ======================= ★ LEBANON Iranian FM’s Visit: Boosting Hezbollah with Financial Aid via Tehran Flights During a period of Israeli strikes that exceeded the usual skirmishes in Lebanon and Syria, the Foreign Minister of Iran’s visit was a necessary and calculated strategy to

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