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    Syria has a history of exploitative leadership and a fragile social fabric.Europe,Middle East,Afghanistan,Arab League,asylum applications,Australia,Bashar al-Assad,Canada,chemical weapons,Egypt,Eritrea,France,Germany,Hafez al-Assad,Homs,International Organization for Migration,Iran,Iraq,Israel,Italy,Jisr al- Shuguor,Lebanon,Muslim Brotherhood,Raqqa,Spain,Suruc,Syria,Syrian army,Turkey,United Kingdom,United States,Yabroud,Mansour Abdur-Rahim

    Published Date : Sep 25, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT
  • Colonels of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces during a joint exercise in Konya, Turkey on March 3, 2015. Getty Images

    The two countries closely cooperate on military and energy matters, despite the nuisance of terrorism.Middle East,Armenia,Azerbaijan,Azerbaijan Airlines,Pegasus Airlines,PKK,South Caucasus pipeline,terrorism,Turkey,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 27, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT
  • NATO Patriot missile systems from Spain are seen after being installed in Adana, Turkey, on January 26, 2015. Getty Images

    The bilateral relationship sours shortly after Ankara gave permission for U.S. airstrikes out of Turkey.Middle East,Patriot missile batteries,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Syria,Turkey,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 18, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT
  • Rubbish piled up on the street in the Lebanese capital Beirut on July 27, 2015. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

    Beirut’s landfill was shut down, but no new dump sites have been agreed on, resulting in crisis.Middle East,Beirut,Lebanon,Sukleen,Waste management,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 29, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT
  • Bahrainis on a protest march against the government in Manama, Bahrain on June 20, 2014. Getty Images

    Despite reeling from low oil prices, Bahrain finds cutting consumer subsidies to be politically radioactive.Middle East,Bahrain,deficit,Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa,meat,oil,Subsidies,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 03, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT