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The Prospects for US-Azerbaijan Cooperation on Medical and Scientific Research

Azerbaijan proactively pursues a revitalization of its medical sector. To improve the Ministry of Health, Azerbaijan has worked alongside the United States and other Western partners to train its physicians. Azerbaijani physicians have been trained at the postdoctoral level by such as Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital. This is citing the U.S. Read More…

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A Critique of the Reimagining of the Moroccan Jewish history by Amir Oren

By Irina Tsukerman and Anis El Okbani This article is in response to Amir Oren’s recent piece “C’est Magnifique, Mais C’est Ne Le Pas La Pais”. “This is neither an idealistic reading of history, nor a tearfully sentimental and pessimistic vision of the past, but one that is concerned with an uncompromising reading of the Read More…

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Gulf funding alleged in supporting terrorist and Jihadi groups in Sahel region, increasing risks of International Terrorism, according to Tactics Institute

The London based Tactics Institute For Security and Counter Terrorism expressed concerns about the growing threat of Jihadi groups in Africa. The institute revealed it has received information from local intelligence sources from 3 African countries. Tactics has learned that 8 key terrorists groups in the Sahel region are the beneficiaries of illegal trade with Read More…

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French Parliament Raises Question About Illegal African Gold Trade Based on Tactics Institute Analysis

Tactics Institute: Recent years have seen a sharp increase in illegal African gold mining and trade. A series of reports by the Reuters news agency reveal a vast illicit gold market in which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plays a key role as a major trading hub that receives, processes and ‘launders’ African gold. As well as Read More…

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Sahara, Mali, and Libya: What to Expect from the Algerian President Tebboune?

by Irina Tsukerman and Anis El Okbani Observers will have their eyes riveted on the foreign policy decisions that the Algerian president will take.  Three elements in particular will be examined: the Sahrawi, Libyan, and Malian files.  Of secondary importance, and also closely watched, are his economic decisions affecting the movement of currency through the Algerian bank branches in Read More…

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Trump vs. Biden’s Visions of the New and Shifting Middle East Alliances

by Irina Tsukerman and Dr. Frank Musmar Dr. Frank Musmar is an expert on the Middle East Politics, a Non-resident research associate at BESA Center and an Advisory Board Member at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Irina Tsukerman is a human rights lawyer and national security analyst based in New York. The Israel-UAE Read More…

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Azerbaijan’s Coordination Counsel in America Unifies US Diaspora Communities

In November 2018, Azerbaijan’s State Committee on Work With Diaspora, chaired by H.E. Fuad Muradov, held an important meeting with leaders of various US-based Azerbaijani organizations in New York. That meeting created Azerbaijan’s Coordination Counsel in America (“ACCA”), which would bring together the representatives of the young but growing Azerbaijani diaspora from across the United Read More…

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Confronting the Myths about Saudi Arabia’s Role in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Are 9/11 Islamist Saudi officials heroes or villains? In public minds, the association of the 15 Saudi Al-Qaeda members who took part in September 11 terrorist attacks on US soil with the image and reputation of the Kingdom is almost indelible.  For the past 19 years, while the attacks are directly attributed to Al Qaeda Read More…

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Revealed: Qatar’s Funding and Arming of Hezbullah

by Irina Tsukerman A version of this article first appeared in German on Mena-Watch.com, by Hossam Sadek. Note: Jason G.’s role in Qatar was undercover, and according to the Berliner Zeitung, the WMP engagement and negotiations with the Ambassador Al Khulaifi was a sting operation. The former secret service (intelligence operative) employee, whose role as Read More…

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The USA is raising the tone! Morocco in the crosshairs. Decryption.

by Irina Tsukerman and Anis El Okbani  The influence of the lobbyists’ ball is worth considering. The latest posturing of some lobbyists losing credibility in circles of influence in America and as relayed by reputable press close to Moroccan security circles, is proof of this. What is it about ?  An unprecedented affair in American-Moroccan relations: the OCP Read More…