Middle East

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...

Without a Coherent Strategy US Strikes Mean More Damage for

Without a Coherent Strategy, US Strikes Mean More Damage for Syria

If Trump chooses the “minimum strike” option by targeting more than one place including aircraft...

Assad Knows Chemical Attacks Will Not End His Regime

Assad Knows Chemical Attacks Will Not End His Regime

The international community has reassured Assad that he may be punished for it but using chemical...

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey?

The recent announcement of President Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria has not only...

Ankara Summit Discussing Divergent Scenarios in Syria

Ankara Summit: Discussing Divergent Scenarios in Syria

Among such diverging priorities, Turkey, Iran and Russia will need to give each other benefit of...

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

The Turco-Qatari military cooperation holds a great potential in countering the Saudi-Iranian...

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The propaganda machine for the PKK has also lost its functionality after Turkey’s Afrin...

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey’s “allies” that arm, train, and protect the PKK may keep the group safe in some zones for...

Strategic Exit in Afrin but Whose Strategy

Strategic Exit in Afrin, but Whose Strategy?

Turkey’s encirclement strategy in Afrin, which is known for not letting easy retreat, left an...

How will Turkey carry out its Military Campaign beyond Afrin

How will Turkey carry out its Military Campaign beyond Afrin?

One way or another, it is clear that Turkey's military-political victory will provide more...

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian Regime

The presidential elections in Egypt in March 2018 is a new step toward consolidating the...

The PYD s Forced Migration Policy in Syria

The PYD’s Forced Migration Policy in Syria

Not only Arabs but also Turkmens, Kurds and Assyrians have suffered from the PYD's forced...

Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation

Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation?

Since Turkey implemented “boots on the ground” strategy in northern Syria, the Syrian crisis has...

What are Israel s Red Lines in Syria

What are Israel’s Red Lines in Syria?

Israel will continue its precision airstrikes in Syria and increase its focus on the Israel-Syria...

What does Qatari support for Turkey s Afrin Operation mean

What does Qatari support for Turkey’s Afrin Operation mean?

Gulf countries seem to have no strategy for dealing with Iran, and they are short-sighted in not...

Some Myths about the YPG

Some Myths about the YPG

Abandoning the myths about the YPG would serve the US interests. Then comes the hard task of...

Iran and the YPG Friends or Foes

Iran and the YPG: Friends or Foes?

During Operation Olive Branch, the YPG has used, visually confirmed, Iranian weapons. Among them...