Articles By KP Fabian

Despite Ceasefire, no end to Syria's Sorrows in Sight

Despite Ceasefire, no end to Syria's Sorrows in Sight

By: KP Fabian | Date: 10 Jan , 2017

What began as the Arab Spring, with the fall of the dictator Ben Ali of Tunisia (24 years in power) in January 2011 and of the dictator Hosni Mubarak of Egypt (30 years in power) in the very next...

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Syria’s Sad Predicament

Syria’s Sad Predicament

By: KP Fabian | Date: 15 Oct , 2016

As one contemplates the ever worsening state of Syria, a few thoughts dominate. One, though Russia, the former superpower and the United States, the superpower in decline, appear to be at...

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Syria: The Cease-Fire that was and wasn’t

Syria: The Cease-Fire that was and wasn’t

By: KP Fabian | Date: 10 Oct , 2016

On 10 September 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov announced a cease-fire agreement in Geneva following negotiations that lasted over ten months. The...

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An Assessment of President Obama’s Foreign Policy

An Assessment of President Obama’s Foreign Policy

By: KP Fabian | Date: 10 Sep , 2016

As President Obama approaches the end of his eight-year tenure, it is time to assess his foreign policy. Any reasonable assessment should take into account two considerations. One, Obama inherited...

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Whither Turkey?

Whither Turkey?

By: KP Fabian | Date: 18 Aug , 2016

Turkey is going where President Erdogan wants to take it to, as those who do not agree with him are too intimidated to stand in his way. To figure out Erdogan’s plans, we have to look critically...

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The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

By: KP Fabian | Date: 24 Jul , 2016

To the relief of most Turks and of most of the global community, the military coup attempt in Turkey failed miserably. But the coup attempt itself and subsequent events in Turkey raise a number of...

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The Chilcot Report on Blair and the War on Iraq

The Chilcot Report on Blair and the War on Iraq

By: KP Fabian | Date: 17 Jul , 2016

Sir John Chilcot has finally come out with his 2.6 million-word report that was actually due in 2010. It will take a person seven days to read the report in full, if read non-stop. In terms of...

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The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

By: KP Fabian | Date: 14 May , 2016

The UN-sponsored talks to end the war in Yemen, which started in Kuwait on 30 April, were suspended the next day without results as the Saudi-supported Yemeni government-in-exile walked out on the...

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Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

By: KP Fabian | Date: 08 May , 2016

On 31 March 2016, a new government team led by Fayez Mustafa al Serraj reached Tripoli by boat from Tunis. The team had been waiting in Tunis for a while and had to abandon plans to fly in as the...

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Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

By: KP Fabian | Date: 27 Mar , 2016

After long negotiations in Brussels, Turkey and the 28-member European Union (EU) have signed a deal on Syrian refugees that is both complex and controversial. The deal was inked at the EU...

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