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Analysis: The Eastern Mediterranean was simmering with tensions last summer, but there is now cautious optimism following positive overtures between Greece and Turkey at the NATO summit.
King Abdullah II of Jordan. [Getty]
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Analysis: A royal crisis exposes tensions over the Palestinian issue, and pressure to normalise relations with Israel.
Protesters against Muammar Gaddafi celebrate on 27 February 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. [Getty]
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Analysis: Libya's proxy conflict has emerged as a key theatre for mercenary activity, with foreign fighters unlikely to leave anytime soon.
A man walks past an electoral campaign poster bearing the portrait of Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, in Tel Aviv on April 3, 2019, ahead of the general election scheduled for April 9. [Getty]
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Analysis: Netanyahu's hawkish rhetoric on Iran was one of the hallmarks of his time in power, but while there might be a shift in tone, the new Israeli government's stance is unlikely to change significantly.
An elderly man sits in a bus station covered with electoral posters of a candidate of the "Future Front" political party in Algeria's capital Algiers on June 11, 2021, one day before Algeria's legislative elections.
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Analysis: The 12 June parliamentary election, which saw a record low turnout, was meant to bolster the regime, undermine the Hirak movement, and give the ossified political system legitimacy.
Turkish soldiers at an observation post near Iraq border on 15 August, 2017. [Getty]
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Analysis: Turkey is deforesting swathes of land along the border in Iraqi Kurdistan to pave the way for roads, enabling further military expansion in the region.
A trader walks by beneath a stock display board at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the United Arab Emirates, on 8 March, 2020. [Getty]
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Analysis: The labour economies of GCC countries are shifting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their recovery may benefit from more economic cooperation and freedom of movement.
U.S. president Joe Biden (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on 16 June 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. [Getty]
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Analysis: The highly anticipated meeting in Geneva was described as positive by both leaders, but little concrete progress was made.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk during a joint press conference on 5 January 2018. [Getty]
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Analysis: After a year of strained ties, France and Turkey are working to find common ground, but tensions will likely remain under the surface.
A Dragon tree on Socotra Island, Yemen. [Getty]
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Analysis: Despite claiming to have disengaged from the war, the UAE is shifting its attention to Yemen's islands.