Qatar Crisis remains unresolved after GCC List of Commands time frame lapses

Comment: By Fathma Khalid

The dispute between Qatar and four members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remains unsettled a month after the initial disagreement.

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The Future Of The Kurdish State

Comment: By Martin Belchev

ISIS’s military operation in Iraq is now well into its fourth year, and the successes of the militants from June 2014 when they captured key regional urban hubs such as Mosul and Fallujah seem impossible to repeat. Continue reading

The Iraqi government must address the scourge of sectarianism nourishing ISIS

Report: Written by Mushtaq Ahmed.

Despite the Islamic States’ military potency and stable finances, commentators have been confident of their eventual demise, either through military defeat or internal fragmentation. The former is likely to happen sooner: with the tenuous coalition of the Iraqi army Shfia militias and Kurdish forces, it is likely they will liberate Mosul in the next few months, due to the support of US Led airstrikes.

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: A Year On

Report: Written By Adam Church.

Last July, Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, Germany and the US) defied history by reaching an agreement which promised to settle tensions and halt Iran’s longstanding nuclear ambitions. The success of the deal however is a long term project, which requires sustained engagement and a sympathetic appreciation of regional unease within a volatile international arena.

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