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Inventing the ‘timeless’ Sunni-Shiite conflict 19 avril 2015

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The Washington Post Sunday (USA) April 19, 2015, p. B5

By Nick Danforth *

Historian Nick Danforth says extremists have spun a self-fulfilling prophecy.  (suite…)

Gulf alliances: Regional states hedge bets 7 avril 2015

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The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) April 7, 2015, p. 7

James M. Dorsey *

The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces from gaining power symbolizes the Gulf’s new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement rather than replace the regional US security umbrella. (suite…)

Turkish President Warns Iran About Trying to Dominate Middle East 30 mars 2015

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Voice of America News (USA) Monday, March 30, 2015

Dorian Jones, Istanbul

Turkey’s president warned it will not tolerate Iran dominating the Middle East, amid growing concerns inside the country that it will be sucked into a sectarian conflict with its neighbor. (suite…)

Turkey supports Saudi mission in Yemen, says Iran must withdraw 27 mars 2015

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France 24, 27/03/2015                                                                                   Français Türkçe

by Marc Perelman

In an interview with France 24 on Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey supports the Saudi-led mission to rout Shiite rebels from Yemen and criticised Iran’s regional ambitions in both Yemen and Iraq. (suite…)