Middle East

What's the Special Chemistry Between Russia and Israel
What's the Special Chemistry Between Russia and Israel?

The multi-million Russian-speaking diaspora in Israel and a few but influential Jewish diaspora in Russia, trade and...

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Christian Zionists Zionists and Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East
Christian Zionists, Zionists and Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East: A Bermuda Triangle?

The relation among the Bermuda Triangle is just like a hide-and-seek game; while veiling the image of Islam with...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jordan Silent Brother in Gulf Politics
Jordan: Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

For many years, Amman’s close alliance with Washington has heavily concealed many of the Hashemite Kingdom’s internal...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Democracy At Stake Trump s Vociferous Support for Sisi
Democracy At Stake: Trump’s Vociferous Support for Sisi

During the press conference when it was asked whether Sisi should remain as president until 2034, Trump confidently said:...

Thursday, April 11, 2019

What's Next For Israel After the Elections
What's Next For Israel After the Elections?

The unexpected move from the new far-right Israeli government regarding the status of Al-Quds or the annexation of new...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Arab Emancipation and the Liberation of Palestine
Arab Emancipation and the Liberation of Palestine

The Zionists often claim that Israel is the only democracy in an ocean of dictatorship. The truth is that Israel is the...

Monday, April 8, 2019

What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia
What's the Real Motivation Behind Reforms in Saudi Arabia?

The reform initiatives led by Mohammad bin Salman do not aim to establish a genuine democratic regime in Saudi Arabia, but...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria
Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation with Turkey. That will...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

US Policy Towards Syria A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations
US Policy Towards Syria: A Tangled Mess of Bilateral Negotiations

Conditions in Northern Syria may force Turkey to follow "first act then deal" option.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for
A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the goal of achieving...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising
The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising

The U.S. administration has two options in Iraq: either to back track Trump’s harsh rhetoric on Iran and Iraq and accept...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Between Rock and a Hard Place The Armed Syrian Opposition
Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib

Under current circumstances, the Syrian opposition remains weak in their disunity and seem incapable of getting rid of...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Assad s Comeback A Lebanese Perspective
Assad’s Comeback? A Lebanese Perspective

Lebanon fears the return of the Assad regime to the regional and international arena, and thus its old influence on...

Monday, February 4, 2019

Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy
Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy

Developments in northern Syria seem to be heading in the right direction, i.e. towards the creation of a deep security...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria
Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain their military presence...

Friday, January 18, 2019

Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria
Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria

Many countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia perceive the post-war reconstruction of Syria as an opportunity to...

Friday, January 25, 2019

America s MESA Delusion
America’s MESA Delusion

The idea of forming a strategic alliance in the Middle East (MESA) is not new. It came under many labels and with...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy
US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria? With or without U.S. troop...

Monday, January 7, 2019

Pompeo s Long Tour How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the
Pompeo’s Long Tour: How Incoherence Creates Challenges for the US in the Middle East

An interesting aspect of Pompeo's recent visit to the Middle East is that he prefers to hold separate meetings with each...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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