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After nine months Syria’s ongoing conflict between the pro-Assad and anti-Assad forces has reached a stall-mate. No side seems to be willing to compromise; the revolutionaries remain firm in their principles and goal to overthrow Assad, despite their casualties which they suffer in the hands of the Syrian army. Assad, on his part, remains adamant […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

The ongoing political crisis in Syria has influenced as a catalyst the political life of the country and its geopolitical role in the region. The increasing political tension in various urban centers in the country and the increasing negative pressure of the anti-Assad powers on the Syrian leader to diminish his pressure on the […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

In contrast to the orientalistic concept, according to which Islam is an unchangeable and non-progressive cultural entity, Islamic societies have shown historically a stable and dynamic evolution in all fields including economy. Recent political events in the Middle East, linked to ongoing economic and social developments, verify this argument. The aforementioned orientalistic approach stems […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

In recent weeks a series of rebellions and coups in the Middle East has caused international concern. These cases, mainly Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen Ms. have monopolized the media interest. These developments are due to political, economic and social causes, and this brief analysis highlights aspects of these developments. Over […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

The democratic status of Iraq

On 21 December 2010 a breakthrough in the Iraqi political standoff was announced: the Parliament in Baghdad announced the approval of the new government including all major factions. This development ended the nine months deadlock which followed the inconclusive March 2010 elections. Both the prolonged stalemate and the way that the problem was resolved have […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

What follows are miscellaneous ideas. They reflect personal convictions based on dedicated and engaged observation of the events in Israel/Palestine since almost two decades. They do not reflect necessarily arguments that are sustained by facts and data but rather express opinions that may be subject to future revision and re-consideration. The objective of this contribution […]

Posted by Asem Khalil