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Damascus/Brussels - As fighting rages in Aleppo, the combination of a regime morphing into a formidable militia and an Alawite community fearing for its survival leaves Syria’s opposition – itself threatened with radicalisation – with a difficult task: to tackle its own demons, reach out to the Alawites and focus on restoring strife-torn institutions. (Full Story)
by Yoram Schweitzer

The deadly terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, which killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian citizen, is part of a combined, planned, and ongoing terror campaign waged by Iran and Hizbollah in the international arena over the last year against Israeli and Jewish targets.  (Full Story)

By Shlomo Brom and Yoel and Guzansky

Until Mubarak’s ouster, Egypt, which viewed the Islamic Revolution as a threat to its regime, was a central link in the axis of anti-Iran Arab nations. (Full Story)

By Oded Eran, Senior research associate, INSS
The recent events in Egypt signal the start of a period of instability and uncertainty for the country that will pose serious security and political dilemmas for Israel. Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate who was elected Egypt’s fifth president, will launch his term in office with some serious questions hanging over his victory.  (Full Story)
Tunis/Brussels - Formidable social and economic challenges threaten to undermine – or even halt – progress in Tunisia, despite the country’s positive transition to democracy. (Full Story)
Brussels - Sudan and South Sudan are teetering on the brink of all-out war from which neither would benefit. Increasingly angry rhetoric, support for each other’s rebels, poor command and control, and brinkmanship, risk escalating limited and contained conflict into a full-scale confrontation between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) (Full Story)
Damascus/Brussels - With the Syrian crisis having taken a perilous turn, predictable obstacles in implementing UN envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan should not lead to dropping what - for now at least - remains the only serious option on the table. (Full Story)
by Rabbi François Garai

Geneva, Switzerland - The assassination of French Muslim and Christian military personnel and French Jewish civilians two weeks ago in Toulouse and Montauban has rocked France. Yet beyond the fears that this act has stirred among both French Jews and their Muslim compatriots, the desire for co-existence prevails. (Full Story)

Kabul/Brussels - A major course correction is needed if talks with the Taliban are to have any chance of delivering sustainable peace in Afghanistan. (Full Story)
Damascus/Brussels -Kofi Annan’s appointment as joint UN/Arab League Special Envoy arguably offers a chance to rescue fading prospects for a negotiated transition in Syria. It must not be squandered. (Full Story)
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