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Two bombings left 47 dead after last Friday’s prayers in Tripoli, Lebanon. Many analysts are concerned that these blasts, together with a bombing in the largely pro-Hezbollah Beirut suburb of Ruwaiss that killed at least 27 two weeks ago, will lead to a resurgence of...

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the MENA region over the last week:

U.S. Policy:

  • Jordan’s Prime Minster announced Monday that the United States is providing technical assistance against possible Syrian chemical threats. The U.S. has been working with Jordan in an 
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Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the MENA region over the last week:

U.S. Policy:

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey visited Israel and Jordan this week to discuss “how regional alliances and partnerships can help contain the evolving threats of terrorism and civil unrest in the Middle East,” according to the American
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The annual multilateral Steppe Eagle military exercise in Kazakhstan began Saturday, August 10. The exercise, cosponsored by the United States and Kazakhstan, involves around 1,600 military personnel from eight countries – Kazakhstan, Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and the United States – and will last for about two weeks.

 

The first...

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the MENA region over the last week

U.S. Policy:

  • Both the Senate and House Appropriation Committees marked up their versions of the Foreign Operations Appropriations bills this week. The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) drafted notes from both mark-up hearings (Senate
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