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From January 26-28,  32 members of various opposition groups and six members of the official Syrian delegation met in Moscow, under the moderation of Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. Bashar Continue →

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The Pentagon opened talks with the Houthi rebels on Wednesday.  A Pentagon spokesman stated that ”given the political uncertainty, it’s fair to say that U.S. government officials are in Continue →

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On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Freedom House unveiled the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual report, Freedom in the World 2015, entitled “Discarding Democracy: Return to the Continue →

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On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled “Iran Nuclear Negotiations After the Second Extension: Where Are They Going?” Witnesses included the Honorable Continue →

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Chileans celebrate the passage of a civil union law on Jan. 28. (Twitter/Orbitagay)

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Chileans celebrate the passage of a civil union law on Jan. 28. (Twitter/Orbitagay)

Rarely, do we activists get the opportunity to take out our rainbow flags and banners, Continue →

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Art Tanderup and his wife speaking at Harvest the Hope in September 2014. (Flickr / Hear Nebraska / Chris Dinan)

by Kate Aronoff

Art Tanderup and his wife speaking at Harvest the Hope in September 2014. (Flickr / Hear Nebraska / Chris Dinan)

Senate Democrats filibustered a measure yesterday that would Continue →

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Peace talks resumed in Geneva on Monday with UNSMIL Head Bernardino Leon noting that the participants “have a very clear determination to reach an agreement, Continue →

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On Sunday, Yemeni parliament members were reportedly turned away and told that the vote to decide whether to accept the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi‘s government had Continue →

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by Kate Aronoff

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Yesterday, Syriza — a previously marginal, left-leaning coalition party in Greece — made history by winning the country’s general election. Winning 149 of 300 parliamentary Continue →

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Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) activists chant slogans during a protest in Cairo January 24, 2015. (Reuters)

On the anniversary of Egypt’s January 25 Revolution, over 20 people were killed and over Continue →

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On Thursday, January 22, 2015, during a State Department event titled “Direct Line-Tunisia: Doing Business in Tunisia,” U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Jake Walles and Amel Bouchamaoui Hammami discussed Continue →

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Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province

by Aymenn Al-Tamimi on January 24, 2015

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

While most analysis of the Druze in Syria focuses on their positions in Suwayda province- where they constitute the majority of the population- as well as Jabal Continue →

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Earlier this week Turkey’s parliament voted against putting four ex-ministers from the ruling AKP party on trial for corruption. Despite 48 AKP members breaking rank and voting to put Continue →

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The General National Congress (GNC) announced they would not be participating in the U.N.-sponsored peace talks, accusing ”troops allied to the opposing government of storming a central bank branch in the eastern Continue →

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah passed away at age 90, after weeks of being hospitalized with pneumonia. Officially taking the throne in 2005, King Abdullah had been Continue →

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On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs hosted a panel titled, “New Challenges for Islamist Movements.” Continue →

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Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Minister Khaled Mahfoudh Bahah, and their entire Cabinet resigned on Thursday, citing “his disappointment at the difficult circumstances and challenges surrounding what is going Continue →

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Houthis Seize Presidential Palace in Sana’a

by Kelsey Waxman on January 21, 2015

Houthi fighters guard the gates of the presidential palace in Sana

Houthi fighters guard the gates of the presidential palace in Sana’a. Photo Credit: Reuters

In an escalation of ongoing clashes between government forces and Houthi opposition members in Sana’a, the Continue →

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by Kate Aronoff

Listening to the State of the Union, it’s easy to cordon off its sections neatly. A transition statement, applause breaks or a change in tone can all signal Continue →

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On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a speaker panel titled “A Year of Crisis: The Middle East in 2015”.  The panel consisted Continue →

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News Round-Up

by Matthew Barber on January 21, 2015

HasakahFrontline Developments:

 

From a friend:Souriatna is a rebel newspaper distributed in rebel territory. In a recent issue they printed a full page “je suis charlie” poster (viewable here, page 9: Continue →
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