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A Palestinian woman stands in front of a mural for the city of Jerusalem in Gaza City
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Analysis: Created during the Oslo Accords to aid Palestinian state-building, critics say PA security forces are effectively a subcontractor of Israel's military occupation.
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Analysis: As Tunisia's president unveils a new government and shows no signs of relinquishing power, there is widespread concern about the country’s dire economy and its threatened democratic transition.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L), shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron following a signing ceremony of a new defence deal at The Elysee Palace in Paris on September 28, 2021
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Analysis: The multibillion defence deal could decisively alter the long-term regional security context in the Eastern Mediterranean, with significant implications for the wider region, the EU, and transatlantic relations.
jenin clashes
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Analysis: Israeli raids in the northern West Bank have increased in recent weeks, accompanied by armed clashes with Palestinians. But observers say a new wave of Palestinian armed activism is still too early to define.
Demonstrators gather at Avenue Habib Bourguiba to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's "extraordinary decisions" amid a heavy security presence in Tunis, Tunisia on October 10, 2021
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Analysis: Instead of embracing pluralism and consensus building, Kais Saied is marginalising and excluding from Tunisia's decision-making processes all who disagree with his autocratic vision.
Armoured vehicles take part in the "Khyber Conquerors" military drill in the general area of the northwest of Iran, located at the borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia, on 1 October 2021. [Getty]
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Analysis: The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war has had significant consequences for Iran, boosting Turkey and Israel's soft power in the Caucasus region.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) drill held by Iranian army in Semnan, Iran on January 5, 2021.
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Analysis: In the space of a few short years, Iran has supplied its militia proxies across the Middle East with unprecedented drone capabilities, significantly upping the stakes for its regional adversaries.
libya
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Analysis: Libya's post-conflict transition has faced a bumpy road, with profound divisions still lingering between the administrations of Tripoli and Tobruk against a backdrop of geopolitical complexities.
Russians and Malian flags are waved by protesters in Bamako, during a demonstration against French influence in the country on May 27, 2021
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Analysis: Since its intervention in Syria in 2015, Russia has turned its attention to sub-Saharan and Central Africa, seeking to access the region's diamond and gold mines and challenge its geopolitical opponents.
Houthi followers ride a vehicle carries coffins of Houthi fighters after their funeral procession on September 29, 2021 in Sana'a, Yemen [Getty Images]
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Analysis: The latest intensification of fighting in Marib has shown the Houthi's continued doggedness and reluctance to compromise. But Saudi Arabia and its allies can help speed up the inevitable and finally end this war, should conditions be met.