The Trump administration’s new Iran strategy promises to bring the regime to its knees through sanctions and isolation but lacks a broad international coalition determined to achieve it.
The AK Party’s manifesto in preparation for the June 24 elections ha been the most comprehensive one since the party’s accession to power.
In order to avoid the deterioration of the Turkish Lira, the government need to reduce its reliance on foreign capital flows by speeding up structural reforms.
By trying to appeal to the left in Turkey, the HDP is increasingly pushing away its core Kurdish nationalist vote.
By refusing the native-national politics proposed by the AK Party, the opposition fails to present its own political project.
Egypt’s operations in the Sinai take place through direct consultation with Israel. As relations between the two countries grow to a strategic alliance, Cairo and Tel-Aviv may join their efforts to restructure the Northern Sinai.
The people who serve “Trumpian diplomacy” are ultra-radical, neocon and pro-interventionists. When the other ultra-radical leaders in the region are taken into consideration, the region’s future does not appear to be bright.
Having met President Erdogan in London, national German players with Turkish roots, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, have been subject to severe criticism from both German politicians and media outlets.
While the French state is also under a state of emergency and is pursuing such policy due to the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the European Union have abruptly responded to Turkey holding elections during its state of emergency.
The Middle East as a whole has to live with a reality where the U.S. not only fails to provide leadership but reduces its role to supporting the Israeli cause with a few regional backers. A U.S. policy designed to appease the American evangelicals and the Netanyahu government can only spell further disaster.