The Salwa Canal Project has been designed by Saudi Arabia to turn Qatar into an island state.
This is the first comprehensive counter-terror operation against the PKK. This time, the military strategy is not only targeting to eliminate PKK terrorists but also aiming to clean and hold the territory where the PKK has any presence.
The Gulf crisis served as an important lesson for the Middle Eastern regimes. Most countries realized that diversifying their alliances and establishing good relations with reliable partners is crucial.
“Losing Turkey by keeping it out of the JSF also means that the U.S. would weaken its own strategic objectives in the Middle East.”
“Only after such a tri-partite cooperation of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, can the PKK finally be cleaned off from Qandil.”
While Jordan is usually known for its relatively stable economic and political structure, the wave of protests in the country have caused trouble for the King Abdullah leadership.
All the sources and data on the subject indicate that the PYD, which endeavors to idealize its armed conflict in the guise of fighting a liberation war, systematically engages in child recruitment, which is mainly due to the obstacles the organization faces in mobilizing militants while proving that the PYD’s ideology does not address the masses in the region.
The ongoing U.S.-Iran rivalry is an issue that will have a major affect on the formation of a government in Iraq following the Iraq War in 2003 and the attempt to put aside sectarian politics.
By partnering with the YPG on the ground, the U.S. lends credibility and legitimacy to YPG forces that goes beyond narrow assistance. It also empowers the YPG against other local groups, including those that are not aligned with the PKK. In the end, giving up armed struggle against Turkey becomes less attractive and unnecessary for the PKK and its allied groups.
Diplomatic circles are expressing that the low-level meetings have resulted in an agreement and that ministers will put the finishing touches to the said agreement.