M. HAMZA IFTIKHAR is a debate coordinator at The Muslim Debate, and a political analyst. His primary research focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region with a strong concentration on regional geopolitics and foreign policy analysis.

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The ceasefire in Libya agreed on July 25 is a step in the right direction, but it is unlikely that Sarraj and Haftar’s forces will keep the peace for very long.

M. Hamza Iftikhar August 7, 2017
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ISIS and groups affiliated to the Islamic State have overrun the Philippines city of Marawi, in the southern region of Mindanao. The month-long battle against the groups is a bellwether for the group's longevity as they lose ground in the Middle East.

M. Hamza Iftikhar July 17, 2017