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Despite worrying trends, there are grounds for cautious optimism in 2019
The new year commences in an atmosphere of tension and controversy, yet it remains possible that moderating forces may be capable of bringing more stability to the region than at any time in the 21st century
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Western powers cannot 'dine and dash' in the Middle East
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Libya election officials killed in Tripoli suicide blast claimed by IS
Turkey strips two pro-Kurd MPs of parliamentary status
Israel at 70: Why democracy is now in retreat
Israel at 70: Academics take the political temperature
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The Kurdish referendum: Dream of independence and fear of dictatorship
Dr Choman Hardi
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Tunisia expels Moroccan prince who came to discuss 'democratic transition'
What the UAE fears most: Democracy
Will the heavens smile on Saudi when it defeats Qatar?
Turkey opposition leader vows to bring democracy back at huge rally
Moroccan police arrest 50 after fresh protest clashes, activists say
Egypt's Sisi pardons 502 prisoners including well-known tycoon
Democracy and the Arab axis of tyranny
In the shadow of controversy, Trump heads east into a disastrous 'Sunni pivot'