Middle East

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...

US Support to YPG Violation of US National Law

US Support to YPG: Violation of US National Law

The support the U.S. administration provides to the offshoots of the PKK constitutes serious...

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin?

Iran’s red lines concerning intervention in Syria are the presence of the regime and the securing...

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria Displacement Routine by the

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria: Displacement Routine by the PYD

The PYD, under U.S. military and diplomatic protection, has committed vast human rights...

What will Turkey Face during the Afrin Operation

What will Turkey Face during the Afrin Operation?

In addition to the military difficulties to be embraced, Turkey has to ready itself for a...

Operation Olive Branch Direct Intervention Indirect Message

Operation Olive Branch: Direct Intervention, Indirect Message

Operation Olive Branch must be assessed in two aspects: the role of the operation in Turkey's...

What does Afrin mean for Turkey's War on Terror

What does Afrin mean for Turkey's War on Terror?

Turkey’s first goal is to minimize the PKK’s presence and capacity and force it to withdraw from...

Everything about Operation Olive Branch

Everything about Operation Olive Branch

Land forces of the TSK and FSA will simultaneously penetrate the defense lines of the PKK/YPG on...

Why are Syrian Rebels Losing Ground in Idlib

Why are Syrian Rebels Losing Ground in Idlib?

While the Syrian opposition enjoyed important support within Syrian society, HTS is logically...

Re-shaping the Middle East Israel-backed UAE-Saudi Alliance

Re-shaping the Middle East? Israel-backed UAE-Saudi Alliance

The failure of the Saudi-UAE axis in regards to the Jerusalem issue illustrates the fact that...

Is Russia really withdrawing from Syria

Is Russia really withdrawing from Syria?

While Putin’s announcement of withdrawal from Syria was to convey the message that Russia had won...

Turkey s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq

Turkey’s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq

As a result of its alliance with the US, the PKK expanded territories it captured and began to...

From Balfour to the Nakba Zionist Settler Colonialism

From Balfour to the Nakba: Zionist Settler Colonialism

The imperial power, in this case Britain, granted the international legitimacy for Zionist...

Post-Saleh Scenarios in Yemen

Post-Saleh Scenarios in Yemen

The assassination of Ali Abdullah Saleh has driven the Saudi-Iran proxy war on to a different...

The post-Kirkuk Operation KRG Baghdad Relations The Future Status of

The post-Kirkuk Operation KRG–Baghdad Relations: The Future Status of Barzani

Although Masoud Barzani remains as president of the KDP and is playing a consultative, though not...

Turkey and the UAE Economic Allies but Regional Competitors

Turkey and the UAE: Economic Allies but Regional Competitors?

While Saudi Arabia and the UAE form the so called “axis of the status quo" promoting...

UN Roadmap to Peace in Libya Will Khalifa Haftar be

UN Roadmap to Peace in Libya: Will Khalifa Haftar be left on the Sidelines?

The approval of Salamé’s roadmap is crucial for Haftar, as it will give start to a political...

Where will the Saudi Plane Crash

Where will the Saudi Plane Crash?

Saad Hariri was forced to read a written speech in advance. He denounced Iran's hold on Lebanon,...

What's happening in Saudi Arabia

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

It seems that preparations of a new era in Saudi Arabia is underway. To eradicate old structures...

Russia s YPG Strategy in Syria

Russia’s YPG Strategy in Syria

While in principle Russia is attempting to find a solution through the Astana talks with Turkey...

PYD s New Shadow Leaders Shahoz Hasan and Aisha Heso

PYD’s New Shadow Leaders: Shahoz Hasan and Aisha Heso

There are only rumors about the new duties of the out-going chairs Salih Muslim and Asya...

A Strategic Renewal The Palestinian Reconciliation Government and the Role

A Strategic Renewal? The Palestinian Reconciliation Government and the Role of Hamas

During a period in which Qatar is subject to regional isolation, where Turkey is busy in ruling...