Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer is an Ankara-based political analyst and researcher. He holds a PhD in political science and international relations. He writes extensively on Middle East politics with a particular focus on Turkey, GCC and Iran.
Assad s Comeback A Lebanese Perspective

Assad’s Comeback? A Lebanese Perspective

February 4, 2019
Lebanon fears the return of the Assad regime to the regional and international arena, and thus its old influence on Lebanese politics, economy, security, and society. 
America s MESA Delusion

America’s MESA Delusion

January 16, 2019
The idea of forming a strategic alliance in the Middle East (MESA) is not new. It came under many labels and with different names; however, the most common one lately is the “Arab NATO."
Qatar Leaving OPEC is More About Independence

Qatar Leaving OPEC is More About Independence

December 10, 2018
By leaving OPEC, Doha managed to highlight again the negative implications of the Saudi foreign policies since MBS rose to power in the Kingdom in the last few years
Debunking Trump s Myths on Saudi Arabia

Debunking Trump’s Myths on Saudi Arabia

November 22, 2018
Trump has gone so far in protecting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that Senator Bob Corker stated he never thought he'd “see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."
Idlib Russia Should Compromise and the US Should Help

Idlib: Russia Should Compromise and the US Should Help

September 11, 2018
Defending civilians against the brutality of the Assad regime and his allies should not only be Turkey’s responsibility. The international community, including the U.S., has great responsibilities to carry in this particular matter as well.