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Kais Saied -- Anadolu
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Analysis: Critics fear the nature of Kais Saied's power grab, warning that Tunisia, which is often praised as the only democratic success story since the Arab Spring, may return to its authoritarian past.
Biden has set August 31 as a deadline for the evacuation of US troops from Afghanistan [Getty]
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Analysis: It remains to be seen if the bridges burned during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan can be repaired and rebuilt.
Flags of the five countries making up the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) Algeria and Morocco are pictured on February 18, 2012 in Rabat during a meeting of Foreign ministers to try to revive the union of north African countries. [Getty]
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Analysis: Algeria's decision to rupture relations with Morocco will come as no surprise to observers who have been following the deepening political rift.
Taliban fighters stand guard along a road in Herat on 19 August 2021, amid the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. [Getty]
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Analysis: Two decades of fighting and exile have seen the Taliban adapt both politically and diplomatically, but governance will be the insurgent group's real test.
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, patrol a street in central Benghazi on 6 July 2017. [Getty]
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Analysis: The arrival of Russian mercenaries changed the war in Libya, with the Wagner group key to cementing Moscow's influence in the country.
A Taliban flag is seen as Afghans continue to wait at Torkham border crossing to enter Pakistan on 24 August. [Getty]
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Analysis: As regional governments adjust to the new realities created by the Taliban's return to power, China and Russia are bound to play increasingly important roles.
Palestinian children look out slot wall from their family's house, which witnesses said was badly damaged during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City August 28, 2014
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Analysis: While legal proceedings may be long and political obstacles remain, an ICC probe could nonetheless represent a step towards justice for Palestinians.
A boy carries Taliban flags to sell in the Karte Mamorin area of Kabul on August 22, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)
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Analysis: As the Taliban progresses towards establishing a governance framework in Afghanistan, regional powers will be watching with trepidation.
Iraqi men remove pieces of cracked earth from the marshes crossing the southern Iraqi town of al-Azeir, 02 April 2007.
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Analysis: The Middle East is already feeling the impact of climate change in alarming ways. Regional efforts to tackle these challenges are bold, but are they realistic?
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Analysis: Both governments seek to expand and deepen bilateral cooperation, despite many segments of Morocco's population continuing to stand in opposition to normalisation.