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This other hidden face of the Tunisian revolution: its rurality
 tunis market_damian entwistle_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 Mouldi Lahmar 25 June 2015
In this analysis Mouldi Lahmar aims to show that the Tunisian revolution had a strong rural aspect. The consequences of this underestimation are likely to emerge in years to come. more  
From the Ba’th to the Caliphate: the former officers of Saddam and the Islamic State
Iraqi past by Dario Jacopo Lagana with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/norte_it/7472898190/in/photolist-comyhf-b3Ea6H-vPZcG-4X1Mxn-dc8HXC-dc8J99-31xAk-vUYBi-38RUn-4UyKK7-oa1L4C-3M7FcU-9t1YhT-97qTCX-6rPWsD-4dtKJ4-3igNze-5iSH5Z-8B1wJa-9u7fUZ-ix7nbC-wgiB6-6rU2zs-4a8xCc-fxwxMZ-fxwxLV-fxwxLe-gjyq44-9TjCv-2aTwrG-vSEgE-vSEmy-5ujqmL-2gRvN-yP8Ni-5ujqmN-diyGJV-2jYDxZ-5yAQGL-bLEGEv-5P2zVd-dHNdox-d5naMW-rA6xHL-9mpsKS-66L7Ve-c7VsWj-rSzMTP-9TjCw-dmanZd Romain Caillet 16 June 2015
After being overlooked by the media during the first two years of the Syrian uprising and underestimated by most observers until the capture of Mosul and the announcement of the return of the Caliphate on June 29th 2014, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists have since been in the spotlight and are being "taken seriously". more  
Scenarios for a peace mission for Syria
Photo by F.Muath/Oxfam, via the Gender Agency under CC BY-NC 2.0 Álvaro Vasconcelos 1 June 2015
The most likely scenario for an end to the conflict would require a regionally led solution involving Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, with the eventual backing of the US and Russia. more  
Report series: Non-conventional armed violence
Bullet Hole in my Window by Jonathan Kos-Read with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathankosread/6755508197/in/photolist-bhXKeg-gLJQT-56njfR-aVAWYR-4hoATh-eN144s-6Z7KbB-bVh81w-aQfSk8-DzmUp-4QVqii-3KvWeN-5uS5bV-7GVvU9-7GVvLu-5QTtrq-9VYTDd-37t55-5yFRSr-91wthR-5ewKCj-4Xtmxs-9M4XGA-5ASwCG-5RnisQ-5VfSGV-2GpZeR-7GRAxK-hDxAL4-2KYnVy-cnQdo3-8qJMQp-54iLM3-5jTU8-7GRApv-4NMGqh-5ZdVFk-6X6J4F-76UsxF-9SDNAW-6VgWW2-2VHze-aS49nz-fQiQzY-4Xtmrm-5C79vk-7p8CH1-8uB2uh-4puwUv-bxf9D 1 June 2015
This series of reports commissioned by NOREF and the Conflict Research Unit of the Clingendael Institute  will aim to explore the role of “non-conventional armed violence” around the world. more  
King Salman consolidates the Al-Sudayri “palace coup”
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud by Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/14145544277/in/photolist-nxZBur-nLQRZr-nJNmcY-nLNdwU-numfM7-nLxKZv-numfhj-nBiRha-nD5YEi-nAFyQR-njtSus-k56NoP-iefVVh-nyVJ4Q-nAFyiZ-njtKLB-nAvbMd-nArSy4-nAJPH4-mUCE3z-mUCwtr-mUErhQ-mUEjq3-mUEfwG-mUE8s1-mUBYQr-mUC75z-mUBUS4-mUBH3c-mUBySV-mUBnMD-mUBbAR-mUAPyx-mfNVEx-mfEgB5-icYfHN-icYtUX-icYss8-h6twzm-h6mMQH-gVAhxs-gSEUEN-gR2FvS-gupzSD-guo7qh-guoxz6-fX3Fe9-dWRHCH-dUKNCS-dUjqbQ Stig Stenslie 27 May 2015
King Salman’s reshuffling of top posts might increase the long-term risk of political instability in Saudi Arabia. It underpins the notion that the Al-Sudayri clan of the royal family has carried out a "palace coup". more  
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