Middle East

Trump s Dangerous Game with Iran IRGC Designation and the

Trump’s Dangerous Game with Iran: IRGC Designation and the Possible Consequences

Regardless of their political backgrounds, a substantial amount of Iranians will back the IRGC....

What's Next For Israel After the Elections

What's Next For Israel After the Elections?

The unexpected move from the new far-right Israeli government regarding the status of Al-Quds or...

Jordan Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

Jordan: Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

For many years, Amman’s close alliance with Washington has heavily concealed many of the...

People Power Fall of Al-Bashir and the Future of Sudan

People Power? Fall of Al-Bashir and the Future of Sudan

Although it’s been over 8 years since the beginning of the Arab revolutions, the developments in...

Democracy At Stake Trump s Vociferous Support for Sisi

Democracy At Stake: Trump’s Vociferous Support for Sisi

During the press conference when it was asked whether Sisi should remain as president until 2034,...

Arab Emancipation and the Liberation of Palestine

Arab Emancipation and the Liberation of Palestine

The Zionists often claim that Israel is the only democracy in an ocean of dictatorship. The truth...

What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia

What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia?

The reform initiatives led by Mohammad bin Salman do not aim to establish a genuine democratic...

Will Turkey Launch a New Operation in the East of

Will Turkey Launch a New Operation in the East of the Euphrates?

If the U.S. isn’t going to address Turkey’s security concerns and since Turkey is being pushed...

The Fate of Syria s Constitutional Committee

The Fate of Syria’s Constitutional Committee

Without the participation of the Syrian public, both inside and outside Syria, a constitution...

What's Behind Turkey and Iran's Joint Operation on the PKK

What's Behind Turkey and Iran's Joint Operation on the PKK?

Turkey and Iran are closest to finally reaching a point where they can cooperate for stability in...

Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria

Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation...

Snap Elections in Israel Is Netanyahu Going

Snap Elections in Israel: Is Netanyahu Going?

Will the claims of corruption made against Netanyahu bring an end to his political career?

The Politics of Uncertainty in Iran

The Politics of Uncertainty in Iran

Zarif’s resignation showed that there is a complex balance between Iran’s conservatives and the...

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

While Turkey and the U.S. discuss a potential safe-zone in northern Syria, especially in the...

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not?

The U.S. administration has been persuaded to leave a residual U.S. force (400 soldiers), which...

Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe

Radicalization in Egypt May Haunt Europe

Sisi’s harsh stance against the civil opposition in the country and the increasing brutality may...

Tortures Executions and Sisi s Unlimited Credibility in the West

Tortures, Executions, and Sisi’s Unlimited Credibility in the West

Unlike the toppled president Morsi, Sisi has nothing else other than Western support. Those nine...

US Policy Towards Syria A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations

US Policy Towards Syria: A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations

Conditions in Northern Syria may force Turkey to follow "first act then deal" option.

How the Egypt's Judiciary is Aiding the Sisi Regime to

How the Egypt's Judiciary is Aiding the Sisi Regime to Maintain its Oppression

Since Sisi assumed power, the Egyptian judiciary has served to legitimate and facilitate the...

The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising

The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising

The U.S. administration has two options in Iraq: either to back track Trump’s harsh rhetoric on...

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the...

Between Rock and a Hard Place The Armed Syrian Opposition

Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib

Under current circumstances, the Syrian opposition remains weak in their disunity and seem...

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their...

Assad s Comeback A Lebanese Perspective

Assad’s Comeback? A Lebanese Perspective

Lebanon fears the return of the Assad regime to the regional and international arena, and thus...