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Latest update : 2013-11-13

Walid Pharès, advisor to the US Congress on the Middle East and Terrorism

In his latest book published in French, Walid Pharès points out the many mistakes made by the West since the Arab revolutions. Taken by surprise by the uprisings, Western leaders failed to support civil society, youth movements and the moderate opposition that were at the heart of the protests, allowing them to be overshadowed by well-organised Islamists. He speaks to France 24’s Eduardo Cue.

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Robert Litwak: Iran nuclear deal likely to be a 'heavy lift'

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2015-04-18 US Presidential Election 2016

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2015-04-14 Russian military

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2015-04-11 Syria

Yarmouk tragedy is proof of a 'clear failure of Palestinian leadership'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said last week that Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus was the "deepest circle of hell". Regime forces, Islamic State group militants...

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