Middle East

Will One Million People return to Syria's Safe Zone

Will One Million People return to Syria's Safe Zone?

It is clear that if 350,000 Syrian refugees returned back to the tiny areas of northern Aleppo...

Israel Elections Why targeting Turkey is an Electoral Strategy for

Israel Elections: Why targeting Turkey is an Electoral Strategy for Likud?

It is a matter of curiosity how seriously anti-Turkey campaign will continue as Israel receives...

Turkey and Iran s Approach to the YPG A New

Turkey and Iran’s Approach to the YPG: A New Overlap of Interests?

Turkey should not expect other parties to understand and support responses to its own security...

Will the Appointment of a new Energy Minister relieve Saudi

Will the Appointment of a new Energy Minister relieve Saudi Arabia’s Economic Woes?

New Saudi economy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz...

How Conflicts between CENTCOM and EUCOM threaten the Turkey-US Safe

How Conflicts between CENTCOM and EUCOM threaten the Turkey-US Safe Zone Deal

The latest action by CENTCOM of conducting joint patrols with a YPG front group immediately after...

YPG's Retaliation Against the Press Kurdistan 24 Case

YPG's Retaliation Against the Press: Kurdistan 24 Case

Since the launch of the Operation Claw by Turkey, the PKK has lost strategic hills in the Hakurk...

Is the UAE Changing its Strategy Toward Iran

Is the UAE Changing its Strategy Toward Iran?

The UAE’s decision to redesign its strategy toward Iran would not be welcomed by Saudi Arabia,...

What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib

What If the Worst-Case Scenario Happens in Idlib?

With the support of the EU states and the US, Turkey could convince Russia to establish a...

Turkey-Saudi Rivalry Conflicting Visions for a Future Middle East

Turkey-Saudi Rivalry: Conflicting Visions for a Future Middle East

Anxieties regarding Turkey’s military presence in the north of Syria, its collaboration with...

After Raids against Turkish Forces a New Approach is Needed

After Raids against Turkish Forces, a New Approach is Needed for Idlib

Assuming that no miracle will happen soon, the Turkish authorities need a new approach for Idlib....

What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib

What Will Happen to Turkish Observation Posts in Idlib?

There seem to be four pathways for Turkey: Withdrawing, escalating, postponing or preventing....

Sudanese People Long For a New Dawn Where Their Voices

Sudanese People Long For a New Dawn Where Their Voices are Heard

The determination of the youth in Sudan for democracy and the military’s obstinate cling to power...

The Search for a Political Consensus in Israel Pre-Election Scenarios

The Search for a Political Consensus in Israel: Pre-Election Scenarios

If predictions are true, Netanyahu who has now surpassed David Ben Gurion's record, becoming...

Is Trump s Maximum Pressure Policy against Iran working

Is Trump’s Maximum Pressure Policy against Iran working?

Trump’s maximum pressure policy is working but apparently not to the advantage of regional and...

Idlib s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

Idlib’s Crumbling Ceasefire is a Frightening Prospect for Civilians

Idlib’s future has yet to be decided, but its current state could easily worsen. If the Assad...

Why the YPG Can t Fight Against Turkey

Why the YPG Can’t Fight Against Turkey

The YPG doesn’t have the experience of the rebels in Idlib who have fought for years against an...

Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in

Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in the Eastern Mediterranean

The most reliable route to transfer natural gas from Eastern Mediterranean to European markets go...

Russia s Escalation in Idlib What s the Purpose

Russia’s Escalation in Idlib: What’s the Purpose?

If Turkey and the Syrian opposition fail to stand firm, the political transition process towards...

Operation Claw Strategy Scope and Goals

Operation Claw: Strategy, Scope and Goals

Operation Claw entered a new phase on July 12, 2019, by expanding its territorial scope into the...

Can Russia Install its Kadyrov in Syria

Can Russia Install its Kadyrov in Syria?

Russia can find its Syrian Kadyrov. However, in contrast to Chechnya, Russia needs to balance and...

A Turkish-American Confrontation in Northeast Syria is Avoidable

A Turkish-American Confrontation in Northeast Syria is Avoidable

A common understanding between Turkey and the U.S. is the establishment of a safe-zone in...

Why is there an Ever-Growing Opposition Towards the Sisi Regime

Why is there an Ever-Growing Opposition Towards the Sisi Regime in Egypt?

There are two major reasons for the increasing discontent towards the Sisi regime. First,...

Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin

Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin

There are three ways to improve security in Afrin: The cleansing of Tel Rifaat, a strong Turkish...