The Cradle
Investigations
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Hundreds of Lebanese detainees have been released, despite the serious charges of espionage on behalf of Israel
BY Radwan Mortada Aug 16, 2022
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A follow-up exposé into the British Foreign Office’s clandestine operations across Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian refugee camps to undermine the sovereignty of the state
BY Kit Klarenberg Jul 27, 2022
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Hezbollah has threatened Israel with war if Lebanon is not allowed to exploit its share in the Karish gas field. Now, the Palestinian resistance may do the same over their “stolen gas” off the Gaza Strip.
BY Yousef Fares Jul 22, 2022
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No longer just an 'alternative route' on a drawing board, the International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) is paying dividends in a time of global crisis. And Moscow, Tehran and New Delhi are now leading players in the Eurasian competition for transportation routes.
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The Palestinian resistance movement’s complicated relationship with Syria is headed for a reset, but it won’t be on their terms.
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While Lebanon is indeed one source of the Captagon drug trade to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh entirely ignores the basic economics that have made it a hub for this nasty narcotic.
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EU steps to significantly reduce Russian gas imports will see Europe newly dependent on much pricier US liquefied natural gas
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Bribing desperate voters during an economic crisis may have led to Lebanon’s parliamentary impasse. If candidates are bought, how can the country fix anything?
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Even the Lebanese struggle to understand the mechanics of their elections. So The Cradle has provided a handy guide to understand the basics.
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Hamas' rifts with Turkey are not unprecedented, but this time Erdogan risks losing the Palestinian resistance card to Iran, Syria and Lebanon if he continues to overplay his hand.
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Under the guise of improving the plight of Lebanon’s Palestinian refugees, an initiative by the British Foreign Office has ulterior motives that impact Lebanese domestic politics.
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The Tehran-Tel Aviv war is out in the open. Israel's Mossad is actively pursuing an infiltration of Iran's strategic depth and edging up to its borders. But now Iran will retaliate to oust the Israelis from places they don't belong.
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In Turkey, convicted ISIS members roam free and their weapons easily cross borders. Even Turkish intelligence admits Turkey has become the nerve center of ISIS activity.
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The illegal Turkish military presence in Iraq is a blatant violation of that country's territorial integrity. While Ankara claims it is a national security priority, it actually uses this military cover to influence and manage Iraqi and regional affairs.
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‘A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.’ So says a Chinese proverb, and nowhere is this truer than in crisis-ridden West Asia, now a major focus of Beijing’s BRI vision to bring infrastructure, connectivity and economic growth to this struggling region
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