Middle East

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...

Could the Turkey-Iran Rapprochement permanently solve the Syrian Crisis

Could the Turkey-Iran Rapprochement permanently solve the Syrian Crisis?

Iran may face two major risks in the current phase: an extensive Israeli attack and second, the...

What's Next For the KRG After the Loss of Kirkuk

What's Next For the KRG After the Loss of Kirkuk?

Being successful against Daesh, capturing Kirkuk within a day and being supported by regional and...

Turkey and Iran Towards a Renewed Partnership

Turkey and Iran: Towards a Renewed Partnership?

Confronting each other in the power struggles taking place in Syria and Iraq, Ankara and Tehran...

What does Tel Aviv Expect from an Independent Erbil

What does Tel Aviv Expect from an “Independent” Erbil?

Even if Israel does not reach its ultimate objective, any conflict to emerge between northern...

Is post-referendum KRG economically sustainable

Is post-referendum KRG economically sustainable?

It would be more realistic for Iraqi Kurds to seek a mechanism that would further regional...

What is Turkey doing in Idlib

What is Turkey doing in Idlib?

With Turkish absence, Idlib would face huge destruction, indiscriminate bombing, massacres, huge...

Military and Economic Measures tabled against the KRG

Military and Economic Measures tabled against the KRG

With the rights arising from the 1926 Treaty of Ankara, Turkey is expected to exercise pressure...

Possible Civil War Scenarios in Iraq following the KRG Referendum

Possible Civil War Scenarios in Iraq following the KRG Referendum

The PYD stated that they would be ready to perform their duty at a possible conflict in Kirkuk,...

Inside Northern Iraq Hope and Despair are Side by Side

Inside Northern Iraq: Hope and Despair are Side by Side

Threats of sanctions combined with sharp remarks by Ankara, Tehran and Baghdad along with attacks...

What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey

What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey and the Middle East?

For Turkey, who accomplished a great deal in her fight against the PKK within domestic borders,...

The KRG s Independence Bid Spells Trouble

The KRG’s Independence Bid Spells Trouble

An independent Iraqi Kurdistan would probably lead to yet another round of conflict in Iraq’s...

How DAESH uses Drones in the Battlefield

How DAESH uses Drones in the Battlefield

Drones that were first used for reconnaissance and surveillance activities on a tactical level in...

What does Turkey want in Iraq

What does Turkey want in Iraq?

The fundamental reason for Ankara’s close interest in Iraq is the country’s failure to ensure...

Uniting the Syrian Rebel Factions

Uniting the Syrian Rebel Factions

As long as the support is not united under one structure, which will benefit the interim...