Iran votes - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

Sunday, February 16, 2020

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As Iranians head to polls next week, there's an atmosphere of anger and frustration over the state of the economy and perceived government incompetence. Hardliners are set to dominate not only this election but next year’s presidential election.

Aoun’s claims of international financial support under scrutiny - Arab Weekly

Sunday, February 16, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Amid Lebanon’s economic crisis, President Michel Aoun reassured a nervous public that several countries, especially France, were standing by to aid the embattled country. However, given the relatively fresh status of Lebanon’s government, only voted in on...

Untangling the roots of change in Lebanon - Arab Weekly

Sunday, February 16, 2020

By: Dr. Elie Abouaoun

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The October 17 nation-wide protests, financial crisis and subsequent security incidents in Lebanon shook a 30-year-old status quo. Across Lebanon’s religious and political groups, new voices emerged, employing rights-based language and advocating for...

Syrian Kurdish center sets out to defang 'cubs of the caliphate' - Al Monitor

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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A boy is hunched on a bunk bed, his small fingers deftly stringing macrame beads. The result is a heart-shaped key ring. On it is inscribed the word “Love.” Nearby a pair of boys are playing Monopoly. In a communal kitchen one boy flips pancakes; others watch...