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The Fall of Baghuz and the Territorial Defeat of ISIS

Al-Baghuz Fawqani, sometimes referred to as Baghuz, is a small city of about ten thousand people near the Iraqi border which had been, since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, under the control of the Islamic State. That was, until the 23rd of March, 2019. The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared a […]

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The Geo-Economics of Egypt’s New Mega-Capital

Cairo has been Egypt’s capital for over a thousand years, serving as the heart of the nation for millennia and holding special importance as a symbol of Ancient Egypt, housing the Pyramids of Giza, and Islamic Architecture and Culture, being know as “the City of a Thousand Minarets”. But it is also home to over […]

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Kurdistan: A History of the Middle-East’s Largest Quasi-State

Who are the Kurds? In the Middle East, scattered amongst Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, lives the fourth-largest ethnic group in the region: the Kurds. Inhabiting the mountainous regions along the borders corresponding roughly to the Zagros and Taurus ranges, they are united by race, culture and language, but despite their strong ethnic character and […]

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The Death of a Nation: Syria

“You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt, and you can’t make peace without Syria” -Henry Kissinger Syria captured the attention of the world stage along with international powers as the Syrian Civil War continues to rage on with no end in sight. The duration of the war can be easily described as […]

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Mohammed bin Salman’s Rise to Power & US-Saudi Relations

Early morning on June 21st, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was moved to the position of Crown Prince with a royal decree at the expense of his cousin Mohammad bin Nayef. It means he will inherit his father’s throne after King Salman’s death. To some, it may come as a surprise, but Mohammad bin […]

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Are Qatar, Iran, and Turkey Thinking of Forming an Alliance?

The Youth Journal has covered the Qatar crisis extensively here. Qatar, Iran, and Turkey have been widely discussed in the media over the last few days. Can these three countries become allies in the near future? Why are Iran and Turkey helping Qatar? What will this relationship yield on a global scale? To answer these […]

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Political Analysis: Rouhani for Iran and the World

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, history is brewing. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran won re-election to serve a second term in the country. Once again after France and South Korea, Iran has chosen a politically moderate leader defying the right-wing populist wave in many ways. What does Rouhani mean for Iran? More importantly, what […]