Middle East

Turkey s route in the Middle Eastern conundrum

Turkey’s route in the Middle Eastern conundrum

Kids bully, fight, and cause problems if they are not restrained or incentivized by their...

The darkest day in Egypt s history Rabaa massacre and

The darkest day in Egypt’s history: Rabaa massacre and its sorrow memory

The Rabaa massacre will always be remembered as a crime against humanity conducted by the...

Israel s Jewish Nation State Law and the Future of

Israel’s Jewish Nation State Law and the Future of Palestine

Israel's new Jewish Nation State Law institutionalizes discrimination against Palestinians and...

How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria

How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria

The YPG-dominated SDF may become frightened of how reliable their patron really is. It can be...

Barzani Back in Turkey Towards Re-building Relations

Barzani Back in Turkey: Towards Re-building Relations?

The KRG is also not happy with the presence of the PKK in its region. As PM Barzani stated 5 days...

Global Arms Sales and the Middle East

Global Arms Sales and the Middle East

Arms imports of Middle Eastern countries have increased more than twice during the last decade....

Too Weak to Survive Too Big to Fail The Unknown

Too Weak to Survive, Too Big to Fail: The Unknown Future of the Sisi Regime in Egypt

It is obvious that the current Egyptian regime cannot follow an independent foreign policy. It is...

Turkey s Election and Erdogan s Middle East Policy

Turkey’s Election and Erdogan’s Middle East Policy

Turkey is likely to become a more influential actor in the politics of the Middle East. It is...

The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil

The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil War in Iraq

The African proverb goes to say that when two elephants wrestle, it is only the grass on which...

Canal of Shame Gulf Crisis and Saudi Arabia s Salwa

Canal of Shame: Gulf Crisis and Saudi Arabia’s Salwa Canal Project

The canal project is an expression of the hostility from Saudi Arabia against Qatar. This is also...

How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK

How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK

This is the first comprehensive counter-terror operation against the PKK. This time, the military...

The Gulf Crisis and the Changing Nature of Political Alliances

The Gulf Crisis and the Changing Nature of Political Alliances in the Middle East

The Gulf crisis served as an important lesson for the Middle Eastern regimes. Most countries...

F 35 Case Not the First Time Won t be

F–35 Case: Not the First Time, Won’t be the Last

If the U.S. Senate approves the bill to punish Ankara, then it will punish its own defense...

Turkey s Offensive in Iraq The Target is Qandil

Turkey’s Offensive in Iraq: The Target is Qandil

Only after such a tri-partite cooperation of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, can the PKK finally be...

Protests in Jordan and Future Challenges for King Abdullah

Protests in Jordan and Future Challenges for King Abdullah

It can be predicted that Jordan will have to face more serious challenges in the coming period....

The YPG's Child Recruits An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse

The YPG's Child Recruits: An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse?

All the sources and data on the subject indicate that the PYD, which endeavors to idealize its...

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

U.S. regional allies, the Israel-Gulf bloc’s demands toward breaking Iran’s regional influence...

Can the Manbij Roadmap Rebuild Mutual Trust Between the US

Can the Manbij Roadmap Rebuild Mutual Trust Between the US and Turkey?

By partnering with the YPG on the ground, the U.S. lends credibility and legitimacy to YPG forces...

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij?

Turkey's low-profile operation in northern Iraq against the terrorist organization, the PKK,...

Egypt s Operation in the Sinai and Human Rights

Egypt’s Operation in the Sinai and Human Rights

Egypt’s operations in the Sinai take place through direct consultation with Israel. As relations...

The Decline of Diplomacy How Trump is Destroying the Middle

The Decline of Diplomacy: How Trump is Destroying the Middle East

The people who serve "Trumpian diplomacy" are ultra-radical, neocon and pro-interventionists....

Is the Turkey-US Agreement Still Valid in Manbij

Is the Turkey-US Agreement Still Valid in Manbij?

While the U.S. reaffirmed their support for the established bilateral process to find a common...

The PKK s Exploitation of Women Assumptions vs Realities

The PKK’s Exploitation of Women: Assumptions vs. Realities

Although listed as a terror group by many Western states and Western-based institutions such as...

To Hit or Not to Hit Assad Is That the

To Hit or Not to Hit Assad, Is That the Matter?

April 2018 strikes gave the message to Assad that the volume of strikes will increase if he uses...