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Lessons from Vietnam to Syria during McMaster's term

Lessons from Vietnam to Syria during McMaster's term

In his book, we see that McMaster actually extracted the right lessons from the failure in...

New technology and the ethics gap

New technology and the ethics gap

Possession of state-of-the-art technology provides a strong element of power, control and even...

Two things Turkey accomplished in Afrin

Two things Turkey accomplished in Afrin

The victory in Afrin marked the beginning of two crucial processes for Turkey. First, the future...

Afrin Victory for peace defeat for terrorism

Afrin: Victory for peace, defeat for terrorism

The Afrin operation is a major blow to terrorists in northern Syria and should be supported by...

What should Pompeo do

What should Pompeo do?

The U.S. should have realised that Turkey was not bluffing about clearing its border from all...

Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism

Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism

Under a new counter-terrorism policy, Turkey is committed to neutralizing national security...

Ambitious policies of Saudi Arabia and the Emiratis

Ambitious policies of Saudi Arabia and the Emiratis

Without a strong political ideology and popular support, it is very difficult, if not impossible,...

As the Trump administration comes together

As the Trump administration comes together…

There are two possible scenarios: Either Pompeo can end the newly-started compromise on the YPG...

Global pendulum swings to protectionism again

Global pendulum swings to protectionism again

The rising tide of trade protectionism might trigger global responses to U.S. policies, but trade...

Can Pompeo save the US from isolation among its allies

Can Pompeo save the US from isolation among its allies?

The lack of clarity and confusion in regards to U.S. intentions generated great mistrust towards...

Saudi crown prince's moves and the tripartite Middle East

Saudi crown prince's moves and the tripartite Middle East

The polarization between Iran and the Gulf and Israel is not the only force in the Middle East....

Iraq War after 15 years - I

Iraq War after 15 years - I

The trauma of the Iraq War prevented the American public and lawmakers in Congress from...

Trump's trade wars threaten global stability

Trump's trade wars threaten global stability

The Trump administration formally paved the way for potential global trade wars by imposing a 25...

Hayy ibn Yaqdhan' and the European Enlightenment

'Hayy ibn Yaqdhan' and the European Enlightenment

Ibn Tufayl's masterpiece remains as relevant today as it was centuries ago. Its enduring legacy...

The meeting between Trump and 'Rocket Man'

The meeting between Trump and 'Rocket Man'

The domestic politics in U.S., regime insecurity in Pyongyang, the leadership styles of Kim and...

Moody's love of Fetullah Gulen

Moody's love of Fetullah Gulen

Moody's report, which was probably written with direction from FETO, aims to devalue the Turkish...

Middle Eastern front of the renewed cold war

Middle Eastern front of the renewed cold war

The ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, particularly the escalation of the Syrian war, can be...

Erdogan's visit to Africa and Turkey's new identity

Erdogan's visit to Africa and Turkey's new identity

Rather than a single diplomatic policy, Turkey's Africa initiative is a step toward forging a new...

What did we learn from the Afrin operation

What did we learn from the Afrin operation?

Operation Olive Branch has already changed many balances in Syria, but its most remarkable impact...

Perpetual ups and downs in Ankara-Washington negotiations

Perpetual ups and downs in Ankara-Washington negotiations

Turkish and U.S. delegations will start their meetings next week. It is a positive sign for the...

Decline of the international order we know

Decline of the international order we know

A decline of the existing world order and a lack of cooperation to deal with major security...

Many fronts move to restrain Turkey

Many fronts move to restrain Turkey

Contrary to claims from some malicious circles, the main reason for Turkey's presence in Syria is...

Is US Syria policy like it was in Iraq Vietnam

Is US Syria policy like it was in Iraq, Vietnam?

U.S. support for the YPG was a major boost for the morale of the PKK. It was gaining legitimacy...

UNSC resolution will not end Eastern Ghouta disaster

UNSC resolution will not end Eastern Ghouta disaster

Global powers will continue to play power politics in order to attain their strategic goals.