Michael Pizzi, Al Jazeera English

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Al Jazeera English

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Turkey compromise signals EU 'desperation' over refugees

EU has agreed to restart membership talks with Turkey, despite Ankara's democratic backsliding → Read More

Syrian refugees in Paris fear backlash after attacks

Fleeing ISIL at home, refugees face violence in France. Syrian refugees in Paris fear backlash after attacks. → Read More

Facebook warns users of 'state-sponsored' hacking

New system alerts users when a spy agency has hacked their account, part of Facebook's efforts to regain user trust → Read More

Is Clinton’s no-fly zone in Syria really on the table?

Analysis: In debate, Clinton stakes out hawkish foreign policy by saying no-fly zone in Syria should be an option → Read More

Amid regional tectonic shifts, new push for Syria peace emerges

The Iran nuclear deal and fears about the imminent collapse of the Syrian state have lent urgency to stalled diplomacy → Read More

Why the US nuclear budget grows while the stockpile of warheads shrinks

Obama's plan to modernize and replace the nuclear arsenal will soon push nuclear weapons spending to Cold War levels → Read More

ISIL could be the big winner of Taliban leadership crisis

Mullah Omar's death could be recruiting boon for ISIL, which has called on 'jihadists' to pledge their allegiance → Read More

ISIL takeover of Palestinian camp in Syria a 'siege within a siege'

For almost two years, rebel-held Yarmouk camp in Damascus has been suffocating under a regime stranglehold → Read More

As Iran nuclear deadline looms, France plays 'bad cop'

French ambassador to the US says Washington shouldn't 'rush' historic nuclear deal with Iran by March 31 deadline → Read More

ISIL kidnapping underlines 'grave peril' of Assyrian Christians

ISIL staged a dawn raid on 10 Syrian villages, taking dozens of Assyrian Christians hostage as thousands fled → Read More

After pilot’s fiery execution, Jordan plots its revenge on ISIL

ISIL’s capture of Moaz al-Kassasbeh had cast doubt on value of Jordan's involvement in US-led coalition → Read More

Republican rebuttals: Predictable punches from plethora of pugilists

GOP upstart Joni Ernst and several 2016 presidential hopefuls weighed in on Obama's State of Union address → Read More

US releases four Gitmo detainees, sends them back to Afghanistan

Men repatriated at request of President Ashraf Ghani; camp census now 132 → Read More

Survivors of CIA torture, rendition speak out

Three ex-CIA detainees welcomed Tuesday’s Senate summary on torture but called for accountability → Read More

French ISIL fighters want to return home, plead for clemency

Letters from French fighters published in a newspaper reveal disappointment with 'jihad' → Read More

Soon to be Ebola-free, Nigeria and Senegal show merits of early response

Both countries credited with aggressive investigation and vigilant surveillance, as virus spreads elsewhere → Read More

Handling Hamas money just got a lot riskier for Middle East banks

Arab Bank, found liable for supporting Hamas, said it followed rules, but jury said there was too much smoke for no fire → Read More

Turkey can save Kobane from ISIL—for a price

Ankara wants to leverage military assistance in besieged Kobane to rally support against Syrian President Assad → Read More

Despite questions over legality of US strikes in Syria, world stays quiet

Legal scholars examine Obama's argument that Damascus is 'unwilling or unable' to fight ISIL and find some validity → Read More

Why Islamic State poses a mortal challenge to Al-Qaeda

Analysis: 13 years after 9/11, bin Laden’s network now faces a rival seeking its eclipse → Read More