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Dr. ElBaradei discusses "The Arab Spring, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects" with Fares Center Director Nadim

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Nassim Taleb spoke to students at Tufts University on Markers of Country Fragility

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H.E. Nikolay Mladenov joined the Fares Center and presented his lecture: "Iraq: The Way Forward." Watch the video.


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AlJazeera (Oct 10, 2015): The Syrian government tried to clone its system in Lebanon between 1990 and 2005, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

VOA (October 4, 2015): Russia has no intention of hitting the Islamic State, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

BloombergView (June 9, 2015): Despite being cut from the international financial system, Iran spends billions to aid Assad's regime, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

VOA (June 2, 2015): Iran spent $14-$15 billion in both military and economic aid to the Syrian regime 2012-13, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

BBC World Service (May 21, 2015): Nadim Shehadi speaks to BBC on the IS threat to Palmyra. Listen here
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Energy and Politics in Cyprus: The Gordian Knot

  • By Serhat S. Cubukcuoglu In May 2015, leaders of the divided island of Cyprus resumed peace talks for re-unification under a federal government, visibly raising new hopes to catalyze a resolution to the decades-old dispute. Last year, unilateral pursuit first by Greek and then Turkish Cypriots for offshore natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea [...]