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Syria’s Sexual Violence Rate on Par With Bosnia War

Aside from the Iraq War in 2004, the Syrian conflict represents the worst violence–not just in the region–but globally since the Balkan Crisis of the 1990’s. Continue reading

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United Nations General Assembly Speeches Underline #SyriaCrisis

The Annual United Nations General Assembly Summit is convening in New York.  The good news: the UN Secretary General –the highest office within the multilateral organization–Ban Ki Moon expressed support by looking forward to raising the Palestine flag like other … Continue reading

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#PresErdogan: Wins 9 Elections; Allows Media Blackout When ISIS Takes 49 Turkish Hostages

Washington, DC ~ Turkey’s most talked about Prime Minister, Recep T. Erdogan, is now their new president– a switch to election by citizens from selection by parliament.  But does Erdogan still get the right to say he represents the masses?  … Continue reading

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Why Is #Morocco the Outlier in Gallup #Poll?

Why is Morocco the outlier in Gallup’s poll?  Morocco is more confident about its economic future than ANY other MENA neighbor!  Gallup released a poll last week looking at economic confidence across the Middle East and North Africa in 2013 … Continue reading

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The Syria crisis is “not a game of chess, but of billiards because the players are constantly changing” and their interplay is both “horizontal” and “dynamic”, said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at a Syria relief & development panel … Continue reading

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Should Tunisia and the US Establish an FTA?

Waging Peace: PeaceGame Exercise Looks at Best Outcome for Syria Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs by Mehrunisa Qayyum, March/April 2014 In order to examine what “the best possible peace for Syria” might look like, the U.S. Institute of … Continue reading

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Impasse: #US Senate Hearing “#Syria Refugee Crisis” #SyrianRefugees

“Only 31 [Syrian] refugees were allowed into the U.S. in 2013,” said Senator Durbin, who added that none of the Gulf Cooperation Council members have committed to accepting Syrian refugees and that “these countries need to step up as well” … Continue reading

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Town of Kafranbel in Syria Is 2nd Wave of Revolution

Note: On January 7th, the U.S. Senate will hold another hearing on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.   Senator Durbin, (D-IL) will preside as Syrian activists provide testimony.  We are live-blogging and live-tweeting The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), which … Continue reading

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Turkish Opposition Party, CHP, Visits U.S.A After 37 Years

  Photo by PITAPOLICY: Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the Kenney Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins SAIS building.   “The government in Ankara is democratic in name only,” wrote the head of a Turkish opposition party in the Wall Street Journal.  On … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution: #Iran Breaks Deadlock

Dear Pitaconsumers, Step one in the deadlock with Iran broke last night around 9PM EST as Iran’s Chief Negotiator, Javed Zarif, shared an historic tweet: @JZarif “We have reached and agreement.”   #Iran #Irantalks”. World powers by way of the … Continue reading

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