Middle East

Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq
Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq?

If the PUK works with Turkey in the latter’s campaign to terminate the PKK in Iraq, in return, the PUK can unseal its...

Monday, December 3, 2018

How Iran is Investing in Shi'ism in the Name of
How Iran is Investing in Shi'ism in the Name of Soft Power

Iran not only transformed into a purely ideological and sectarian state, it has also become the global religious and...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Making Sense of Turkey s New Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Making Sense of Turkey’s New Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Turkey is revolutionizing its counter-terrorism strategy not only against the PKK in Turkey but also against other...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria
Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

While some media outlets reported efforts in Syria as "internal fighting among Turkey-backed groups," in reality, there...

Monday, November 26, 2018

The rules of the game are changing President Erdogan s
The ‘rules of the game’ are changing: President Erdogan’s remarks at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Istanbul

Emphasizing the importance of cooperation, Erdogan highlighted the importance of regional unity among Muslim countries and...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Yemen s Deepening Crisis and the Role of the International
Yemen’s Deepening Crisis and the Role of the International Community

The international community must put pressure on particularly Saudi Arabia and Iran as well as their local proxies to come...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Will Growing Economies By-Pass the US in Iran Sanctions
Will Growing Economies By-Pass the US in Iran Sanctions?

Following the Trump administration's sanctions on Iran, growing economies that are highly dependent on imported energy...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

US resumes all pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran
US resumes all pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran

U.S. sanctions on Iran, which target the country's energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and financial sectors, have been...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What are the Regional Effects of Heavier Sanctions against Iran
What are the Regional Effects of Heavier Sanctions against Iran?

The possibility that Tehran might give up hope of a political resolution due to reasons such as the crippling economy due...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Dynamics Behind the Istanbul Summit
The Dynamics Behind the Istanbul Summit

The Istanbul Summit is much more critical in terms of exposing the vital position of Turkey and Russia in the Syrian...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The End of Civil Society in Egypt Authoritarianism Triumphs
The End of Civil Society in Egypt: Authoritarianism Triumphs

It’s clear that the current regime in Egypt – far from any form of democratization – dragged the country into a more...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Has Turkey s Syria Policy Changed
Has Turkey’s Syria Policy Changed?

Turkey's policy of keeping and enlarging its military presence in Syria has two aims: Sustaining Turkey’s national...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fear and loathing in the Middle East
Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Having eliminated his rivals within the House of Saud, MBS was widely seen as the man who would call the shots for the...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Khashoggi Affair Ushers in a New Era in the
The Khashoggi Affair Ushers in a New Era in the Region

Mohammad bin Salman's political ambitions might lead him to future disasters like the Yemen, Hariri and Khashoggi ones....

Friday, November 2, 2018

Another story cannot absolve Riyadh
Another story cannot absolve Riyadh

It is obvious that the Khashoggi murder has damaged the Saudis' regional design aims that had the crown prince as their...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria
Does Quadruple Talk in Istanbul Signal Peace for Syria?

One way to prevent a regime coalition offensive in Idlib would be if the U.S. stepped in. If the U.S. could come to a more...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Politics in the Middle East after the Khashoggi Murder
Politics in the Middle East after the Khashoggi Murder

“The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is an extraordinary situation as it was committed in the consulate. It’s difficult to find...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Geopolitics of the Khashoggi Murder
Geopolitics of the Khashoggi Murder

If Trump decides to retreat MbS because of his brutality, which is unlikely to happen, it will not be a decision of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq KDP's Revisionism or
What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq? KDP's Revisionism or PUK's Status Quo

Recent developments in Iraq illustrate that the KDP and PUK will continue to dominate Iraqi politics. You can essentially...

Monday, October 22, 2018

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