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THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SYRIA

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In the October 2013 edition of The Middle East Magazine we look at the mistakes made in Iraq, and the issues facing Syria in the future, once the gun battles are over.

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MILITARY OPERATION IN SINAI

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Each month we put a small selection of our stories featured in the magazine on our website. This is a sample of what you can expect to receive if you subscribe to our monthly edition. To receive the stories in full please subscribe to The Middle East Magazine, a link to which is found at www.themiddleeastmagazine.com. If you prefer to receive a digital subscription, please apply

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SYRIAN CRISIS : SHIFTING SANDS IN SAUDI ?

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Each month we put a small selection of our stories featured in the magazine on our website. This is a sample of what you can expect to receive if you subscribe to our monthly edition. To receive the stories in full please subscribe to The Middle East Magazine, a link to which is found at www.themiddleeastmagazine.com. If you prefer to receive a digital subscription, please apply

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OCTOBER PROFILE: PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN

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In October 1983 he was named ambassador to Washington and served there until June 2005.

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LIBYAN VIOLENCE ESCALATES ALONGSIDE CHAOS

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One former Libyan intelligence officer noted that: “Libya has become the headquarters for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.”

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BORDERS OF BLOOD

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Sykes-Picot, which was a far wider realpolitik strategic agreement that reshaped the entire Middle East, betrayed both those commitments. That betrayal was deepened in November 1917, a month before British gen. Edmund Allenby led his forces into Damascus to effectively end the war against Turkey.

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WHERE EGYPT LEADS, OTHERS WILL FOLLOW

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The Pakistani army, known for its ‘professionalism’ in staging repeated military coups, has managed to trans- form its country into a state where the only sign of democracy is the holding of ‘elections’ that merely serve to secure the further rule of the military over the people.

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LETTER FROM CAIRO, JULY 2103

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IRAQ ON DANGEROUS GROUND

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The governor of Kirkuk province has demanded the army withdraw from his region. Curfews have been imposed in the cities of Mosul in the north, Falluja in Anbar, where the Americans fought ferocious house by house battles against militants during the insurgency, and Muqdadidiya in Diyala.

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PALESTINE: PLAYING A WAITING GAME

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In this months magazine

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