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A Puzzling Escalation in the Golan

A Puzzling Escalation in the Golan

The Syrian vortex has made strange bedfellows over the past year. The rise of the Islamic State had the effect of briefly putting everyone else on the same team, a federation of American fighter pilots, Hizbullah commandos, Syrian Army rank-and-file, and Iranian military strategists. Israel contributed the odd play, but mostly communicated its support for Team World in the language … Continue reading

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Qifa Nabki [ˈki-fə ˈneb-kē] is a blog about Levantine politics, history, and culture, written by Elias Muhanna, the Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. A specialist in Classical Arabic literature and Islamic intellectual history, Elias also writes frequently for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and The Guardian. Become a fan on Facebook to meet other readers and follow Elias on Twitter. For media inquiries, please provide an email address and/or a telephone number via the contact page.

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