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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 77–83.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jacques Myard © World Policy Institute 2015 2015 World Policy Institute PARIS—On Feb. 25, during a trip to Syria with a French parliamentary delegation, I met with Bashar al-Assad. In the delegation with me were three other lawmakers, Socialist Gérard Bapt, center-right senator Jean-Pierre...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 84–88.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ellie Geranmayeh Russia and Iran's military and economic ties are stronger than ever, according to Ellie Geranmayeh, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Fueled by military cooperation in Syria, resistance to what they consider the U.S.' regime change agenda, and a shared...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 36–37.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Europeans are increasingly afraid of refugees fleeing war and violence in Syria and Iraq. World Policy Journal compares data from eight European countries, and concludes there’s little connection between refugees, crime rates, and xenophobia. Copyright © 2017 World Policy Institute 2017...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 45–48.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Saliha Ben Ali Journalist Lisa De Bode interviews Saliha Ben Ali, whose son left the family’s home in Belgium four years ago to join a terrorist group in Syria. He was killed a few months later. Since his death, Ben Ali has become an outspoken advocate for parents who fear losing their children to...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 Syria Iraq history Arab states sovereignty citizenship The former populist and nationalist development trajectories shifted into narrow, family-run, security-based crony capitalism systems that reserved a decent life only for a minority of the...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 22 (4): 87–91.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Karl E. Meyer Copyright © 2006 World Policy Institute 2006 C#DA Syriana, or The Godfather, Part IV Few countries are at once so officially frigid and yet so compulsively fascinating as Syria. Partly to avoid the many hurdles of applying for a visa, my wife and I joined a British...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 31–42.
Published: 01 June 2001
... “Party of God” Toward Normalization in Lebanon Steven N . Simon andJonathan Stevenson The violent clashes between Palestinians Syria and Iran. Armed Hizbullah guerrillas and Israelis in Gaza and the West Bank number no more than a thousand, but the last October, which quickly...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 83–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... residents. Sharing its entire 139-mile southern border with Syria, the region has become a violent frontier in the deadliest civil war in recent history. Along Turkey’s south border, four cities—Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Kilis, and Hatay—have deep interactions with the opponents to the regime of President...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 59–67.
Published: 01 June 2012
... since opening almost one year earlier, Turkey’s Reyhanli refugee camp is quiet. Its tight security—barbed wire, guards, and a large swath of farmland isolating it from the next town—has been loosened ever so slightly by the constant movement of Syrian refugees north from Reyhanli along the Syria-Turkey...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 66–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... outside . WPJ: I understand that, but President Ahmadinejad has said he wants to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth. I mean that’s what they’re reacting to. That sounds like an existential threat. Salehi: Yes, but isn’t Israel threatening Iran? WPJ: Let’s talk about Syria...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 70–76.
Published: 01 December 2014
... month, Walid strapped explosives to himself and traveled to a city in a country where he’d never been before to blow himself up. As of October, the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior listed up to 3,000 Tunisian fighters as active within Syria and Iraq, with a further 9,000 detained at ports...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 99–106.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Samira Shackle Copyright © 2018 World Policy Institute 2018 In some ways, Sara Yusuf considers herself lucky, she says, sitting on a foldout chair in a clean, spare room with chipped white tiles. She left her home in Ghouta in western Syria in the summer of 2013 with her mother, sister, and...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 55–60.
Published: 01 December 2016
... days in a refugee camp, watching ferryboats come and go from the main port of this Greek island, just 5 miles off the Turkish coast. In July, the 24-year-old Kurd and his family had arrived in a crowded rubber dinghy after a perilous trip across the Aegean Sea. Syria’s civil war had forced them from...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 81–83.
Published: 01 December 2016
... renewed trust in its military and a willingness to accept economic loss for political gain, Moscow has annexed Crimea, shifted the military balance in Syria, and stoked fears of nuclear conflict. Yet as pleased as the Kremlin must be that it has thrown the U.S. and others off balance, Russia’s impulsive...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 89–95.
Published: 01 December 2016
... cooperation. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister at the time, Saud El-Faisal, dedicated his closing remarks to disparaging Putin’s note. “[The Russians] talk about the tragedies in Syria while they have been an integral part in the tragedies suffered by the Syrian people,” El-Faisal said. “Is this an undermining...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 108–118.
Published: 01 December 2015
... over the next decade, according to the Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. But who pays for rebuilding Syria? Saudi Arabia is on the hook for Yemen, which it has largely broken all by itself, along with a token coalition of like-minded Sunni...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... with a few Washington, D.C.-based women. “I’m called on to opine on everything from Syria to Siberia,” quips FPI’s founding board member Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation. “It’s as though they don’t know of any other women.” But there’s a second, far more...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2015
... began to shred when its ballet master had acid thrown in his face. “Bolshoi Babylon” premiers at Toronto’s Film Festival in September and airs in December on HBO. Next, we turn to Jacques Myard, member of the French National Assembly who led a delegation to Syria and had a rare audience with Bashar...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2015
... users can buy drugs, sex, or hacking software. Then we turn to Ahmet S. Yayla, who as a sociology professor at Şanlıurfa University near the Turkey-Syria border, sees firsthand the frontier economy and proposes ways to cut off supplies to the Islamic State. When politicians fail to talk to each...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2012
... explore the global horizons of democracy with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who describes his own experiences with democracy beginning as a student demonstrator under a Korean dictatorship and continuing through today as he negotiates with tyrannies in Syria and northern Mali and new...