Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

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


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Israeli and Hamas Leaders Must Face the Bitter Reality

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The ongoing Palestinian demonstration along the Israel-Gaza border has turned out to be, not surprisingly, violent. More than 30 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured.

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Kosovo And Erdogan’s Dangerous Islamic Agenda

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This article is co-written by Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra. Arbana Xharra authored a series of investigative reports on religious extremists and Turkey’s Islamic agenda operating in the Balkans.

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Trump And Kim Jong Un – Sailing On Uncharted Waters

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The prospective meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un would be historic, and regardless of the outcome it will have major implications for years to come. The conflict over North Korea’s nuclear arsenals and ballistic missiles is complex. It is driven by a mindset seething with mutual suspicions and profound distrust between the US and North Korea, which dates back nearly seven decades and has profoundly prejudiced their ultimate intentions.

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“Army Of Islam”: Erdogan’s Plot Against Israel

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This article is co-written by Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra. Arbana Xharra authored a series of investigative reports on religious extremists and Turkey's Islamic agenda operating in the Balkans. She has won numerous awards for her reporting, and was a 2015 recipient of the International Women of Courage Award from the US State Department.

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Murder By Congress

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Once again, we are faced with another mass shooting. This time the cold-blooded killings took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 innocent students and three adults.

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