Middle East

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...

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...