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Update on the Iraqi Political Situation

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QnA (Political Issue): There have been recent news reports of American aircraft carrying out air raids on some sites controlled by the IS organization in Northern Iraq. Statements by Obama and some American officials were issued explaining that this measure was taken for humanitarian reasons and from fear of genocide and such talk. Although there were tougher and worse massacres that have taken place in Syria, but America did not intervene, even in Iraq massacres have occurred in Anbar and Fallujah, yet America also did not intervene which means that the motive of humanitarian and the like is not a convincing reason for the American planes raids in the north of Iraq.

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India-Pakistan Relations in Light of US Policy

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QnA (Political Issue): It is for the first time that the Prime Minister of Pakistan to attend such a ceremony, following Modi’s invitation to him to attend it and to meet with him. What are the implications of that? And how will the relations between the two countries pursue within the US policy and plans in relation to the two countries and the region and its impact on China and Afghanistan?

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Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Completion of Supreme Military Council of the FSA

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QnA: Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia later this month, and the completion of the Supreme Military Council by discharging Maj. Gen. Salim Idris and the appointment of Brigadier General Abdul IIah al-Bashir in his place, are two routes that meet on the broad outlines of U.S. policy in Syria, but differ in details; each has a path to achieve its specific purposes. To clarify this we indicate the following:

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Conflict between Erdogan and the Fethullah Gulen movement and Erdogan statement regarding US ambassador

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QnA: What is new that converted the relationship of cooperation between Erdogan and the Fethullah Gulen movement to a relationship of conflict? We request as much detail as possible because we are confused after Erdogan’s actions toward that movement. And what is the significance of Erdogan’s statement directed at the American ambassador, even though Erdogan’s relationship with America is so strong to the extent that he is described as America’s man in the Turkey?

 

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The Situation in South Sudan

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QnA : The Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Adhanom has declared that negotiators from the South Sudanese government and the rebels loyal to Riek Machar will arrive in Addis Ababa today 01/01/2014 for peace talks. He then added, “I am worried that the continued fighting in Bor might scupper the start of these talks”. Attack and retreat fighting is ongoing, sometimes it is controlled by one side and then by the other... South Sudan witnesses since 15/12/2013 fierce battles that are feared to turn into a civil war, which began after Salva Kiir accused his deputy Machar of launching a coup against him...

The question is: What is behind all this? Is it to do with the colonial rivalry between America and Europe on the region? Or is it a local tribal rivalry?

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