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Western powers seeking to de-escalate the #Libya  conflict are holding yet another conference. @fishman_b  offers a more effective approach: Enforce the arms embargo. On all sides.

"Starving Haftar of his air assault capacity will significantly limit his ability to continue an offensive in the west. Deterring Turkish shipments would similarly reduce the GNA’s forces from rearming." - @fishman_b 

A likely key to understanding next week's elections in #Israel  and the coalition-forming process that will follow: The role of religious parties. Your guide to the issue from David Pollock & Tamar Hermann on @FikraForum 

RT @dstroul : Our key point is: “While both sets of issues need not be addressed comprehensively in the same agreement, it is critical that… @AmbDennisRoss  @ForeignPolicy 

Saturday, @cspan  @BookTV  features @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky  talking about modern Israel's founding fathers & lessons for US policy today. 7:40p EDT

Must-watch @BookTV  tonight on @cspan  as @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky  dig into their new book on modern #Israel 's founding fathers & lessons for US policy today. 7:40p EDT

Tonight! Learn about modern #Israel 's founding fathers & lessons for today w @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky , who literally wrote the book on the subject. @cspan  @BookTV  7:40p EDT

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Next hour - tune to @cspan  @BookTV  for conversation on modern #Israel 's founding fathers & lessons for today w @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky  7:40p EDT

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This hour - tune to @cspan  @BookTV  for conversation on modern #Israel 's founding fathers & lessons for today w @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky  7:40p EDT

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Watch now! Modern#Israel 's founding fathers & lessons for today w @AmbDennisRoss  & @DavidMakovsky , who literally wrote the book on the subject. Conversation starting now on @cspan  @BookTV 

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Amb Jeffrey: EU treatment of #Turkey  has been beyond stupid - borderline evil.

Must-watch webcast w/ on 's future 4 #Iran  years after the Islamic Revolution later today. Stream live starting at 12:30p EST at this link, on Facebook Live, on , or on our new Persian-language Instagram .

Military coup is bad, but restoration of @RT_Erdogan  likely means more authoritarianism, not more democracy - @SonerCagaptay  on @NPRWeekend 

.: 80% of refugees are #Syrianni ;'>S #Syrianni ; most will never return. Country's demographic makeup permanently changed in ways that benefit regime (and also ). #Iran 

Sources in #Turkey  say some imams calling for people to take to streets to resist coup - @SonerCagaptay  on @CNNSitRoom 

You can't purge tens of thousands f/govt in days unless you've been keeping a list for some time - @SonerCagaptay 

A stop-what-you're-doing must-read briefing on US priorities in Kirkuk standoff from @Mikeknightsiraq :

We're seeking a Research Assistant for our Iran program starting in July 2018. It's a year-long, paid position for recent college grads w/research experience & MidEast interest. Strong Persian reading ability required. Details:

Hezbollah's Terror Army: How to Prevent a Third Lebanon War w/Gen. Klaus Naumann, Gen. Lord Richard Dannatt, and :

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