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The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But …

Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why

Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why

Syria’s war is mess. After 6 years, the conflict is divided between four sides, each side with foreign backers. And those foreign backers don’t even agree with each other on who they are fighting for and who they are fighting against. And now, Syria’s use of chemical weapons has provoked President Donald Trump to directly …