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Iran in Syria: An arena for longer-term conflict?

Nicholas Blanford Having successfully propped up the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against an array of armed rebel groups for more than six years,...

As US pressures Iran, Israel & Hezbollah threaten each other

Nicholas Blanford THE calm that has prevailed for more than a decade along the Lebanon-Israel border is being rattled by a flurry of fiery warnings...

After Aleppo, could Idlib be next?

Nicholas Blanford THE restoration of Aleppo, Syria’s second city, to state control has given President Bashar al-Assad his greatest victory in nearly six years of...

The Sykes-Picot pact still defines the ME

Nicholas Blanford ONE December morning in 1915, with World War I not yet 18 months old, a young diplomat stalked into the offices of the...