Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

The end of Syria’s civil war

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The end of Syria’s civil war and the beginning of the conflict over the spoils


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Bosnia, Erdogan’s “Jerusalem At

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As Turkey’s President Erdogan runs out of money, he is now, more than any time before, using religion to exploit the Balkans, especially the states that are more susceptible to Islamic influence.

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The Law Of Shame That Defies Jewish Values

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Last week, the Israeli Knesset passed a new basic law which in the main enshrines “Israel [as] the historical homeland of the Jewish people in which the State of Israel was established… The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people…  Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.”

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In The Search For Solution

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Any protracted conflict can come to an end under certain circumstances that either evolve over a period of time or are precipitated by one side or the other of the conflicting parties, including: when both sides conclude they can no longer benefit from the continuation of the conflict; when both sides reach a point of exhaustion as they no longer have the resources nor the tenacity to continue the fight; when outside major power(s) impose a solution; when either side makes a unilateral significant concession that

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An Open Letter To Prime Minister Netanyahu

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Artwork by Michael Anderson and Sam Ben-Meir

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:

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Why US Must Expand, Not Withdraw

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Why US Must Expand, Not Withdraw, Forces From Syria

In early April, Trump stated that the US should withdraw its military forces from Syria.

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Decertifying The Iran Deal Is Dangerously Reckless

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The decertification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by Trump is most unfortunate. It seems that Trump was not swayed by either France’s President Macron or Germany’s Chancellor Merkel to preserve the deal.

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Albania Must Choose Between the EU and Turkey

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By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra

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Europe And Turkey: The End Of Illusion

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By Gilles Pargneaux, Alon Ben-Meir, and Arbana Xharra

The summit held in Ankara on April 4 between Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani provides an eye-opening depiction of the rapidly changing discourse of 2018’s geostrategic international rivalr

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Socioeconomic Agenda And Human Rights

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Socioeconomic Agenda And Human Rights


Artwork by Michael Anderson and Sam Ben-Meir

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