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Manuel Almeida
Manuel Almeida

Manuel Almeida is a writer, researcher and consultant on the Middle East. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London of Economics and Political Science and was an editor at Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. He can be reached on @_ManuelAlmeida on Twitter.

Assessing the sincerity of Yemen peace talks

The best that the latest round of U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks - which took place in Switzerland between Dec. 15 and 20 - was able to produce was the promise of another round of talks on Jan. 14...

An alliance against a radical ideology

Participating in this 34-nation coalition against terrorism are key Sunni-majority powerhouses such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Turkey...

The Gulf’s climate challenge

Contrary to previous international conferences on climate change, the weeks that preceded the U.N. Climate Change Conference currently being held in Paris were not marked by high-profile attempts to...

Britain rightly follows France into Syria conflict

The UK House of Commons on Wednesday authorized the extension of air strikes on ISIS targets into Syria, with the MP vote count standing at 397 to 223. Six Typhoon and two Tornado jets of the...

Why Turkey’s move against Russia was inevitable

Turkish-Russian ties may have been seriously damaged over the main foreign policy issue Erdogan and Putin have consistently disagreed on...

The Paris tragedy and Bashar al-Assad's future

After the tragic events in Paris last week, a more muscular strategy from France, the U.S., and other governments already involved in operations in Syria and Iraq against ISIS was both expected and...

Dr Iryani and Yemen’s need to fill the void

On Sunday, as Yemenis in the southeast coast and the beautiful island of Socotra prepared to face the second of two cyclones that brought more rain than what Yemen gets in a decade, news emerged that...

Russia and Iran: Different goals behind calls for Syrian elections?

Very few regular observers of the Arab world’s intricate politics would have expected to see the day Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...