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After the Syrian war erupted in 2011, and after much bewilderment, US policymakers eventually realised the necessity of removing Bashar al-Assad from office and settled on the policy of regime...Russia continues to show disdain for international law and diplomatic norms
As European leaders were busy discussing the particulars of the Brexit agreement, the Kremlin decided to use the opportunity to engage in some gunboat diplomacy and up the ante with Ukraine.Not...New leadership to tackle ISIS in Libya
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Last month marked 15 years since the death of Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Though Izetbegovic become a regular feature on international TV as the abandoned...