The French initiative and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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The French initiative and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

We have so many troubles in the Middle East right now that for the past two years little has been said and even less has been done about the most long-standing trouble, some would say the mother of all the troubles in the region: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The various national conflicts, first and foremost the … Continue reading

Syrian opposition women team in Rome
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Syrian opposition women team in Rome

Syrian HNC women team in Rome (19-21 May) met with the representatives of Italian institutions and civil society and to make an official visit to the Vatican.
Europe must raise its voice and force Assad to listen, said the group. Addressing the humanitarian situation on the ground is paramount for credible negotiations about political transition, they added. Continue reading

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Why a Turkish military base in Qatar?

Developments in the regional geostrategic layout My latest for L’Indro is a brief analysis on the strategic rationales that brought Turkey and Qatar to sign a military cooperation agreement. Erdogan‬ will send 3,000 troops to the Arab emirate, along with naval and air units. Both Ankara and Doha‬ seek to diversify their allies and make their move on … Continue reading

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An Iraqi photographic project: Map of Displacement

“When you know you are doing something so important – something that is going to be a historical archive, something entirely new produced by local photographers, something that is going to offer an innovative way to tell and read stories – you are willing to invest in it. It was a unique opportunity. No one was going to tell that story the way we wanted. International media, even the most attentive, just scratched the surface of the story. When you come across a story like that, you have a responsibility. You can’t back out. This is why we do this job.” Continue reading