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US Finally Appoints Envoy to Turkey Can Satterfield Repair the
US Finally Appoints Envoy to Turkey: Can Satterfield Repair the Relationship?

Turkey needs reassurance and the Americans need an olive branch. A better relationship will only come when they recognize...

Monday, July 22, 2019

Will the US Congress Sway the Trump Administration Against Turkey
Will the US Congress Sway the Trump Administration Against Turkey?

Anti-Turkey sentiment in the U.S. Congress is high. Within the last three months, seven bills directly concerning Turkey...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Deal to End All Deals Trump's Deal of the
A Deal to End All Deals? Trump's Deal of the Century May Annihilate Palestine

The Deal of the Century, which does not offer any noteworthy gain to Palestine despite all concessions, is likely to turn...

Monday, June 3, 2019

Why Turkey is Complying with the Iran Sanctions
Why Turkey is Complying with the Iran Sanctions

Whether the Trump administration continues its policies of dragging Iran into economic bankruptcy or whether the tension...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

US-Iran Tensions Trump Seeks a Deal of His Own
US-Iran Tensions: Trump Seeks a Deal of His Own

In the short and medium term, the interplay between Trump’s need for a deal on his own terms and Iran’s capacity to...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era A Turkish Perspective
US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era: A Turkish Perspective

Many of the problems in U.S.-Turkey relations are structural. Had Erdogan never come to power, there would still be a...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Trump s Dangerous Game with Iran IRGC Designation and the
Trump’s Dangerous Game with Iran: IRGC Designation and the Possible Consequences

Regardless of their political backgrounds, a substantial amount of Iranians will back the IRGC. Hence, the IRGC will...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trump s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN
Trump’s U-Turn on Relations with ASEAN

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister of Malaysia, stated that “there is a need for the U.S. President Donald Trump to...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia s Foreign Policy
The Rise of China in Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia no longer considers the United States as its sole partner in global and regional politics.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How the US and Israel are Trying to Bring Iran
How the US and Israel are Trying to Bring Iran to its Knees

With the Trump administration, the U.S. government has launched a regime change discourse against Iran. The president has...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

What Awaits Venezuela A Military Coup or a Civil War
What Awaits Venezuela: A Military Coup or a Civil War?

The question is whether a civil war might break out in Venezuela. The possibility of a civil war is higher than that of a...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Trade Wars after the G20 Summit
Trade Wars after the G20 Summit

If Chinese President Xi Jinping does not offer big enough trade concessions in bilateral negotiations in the future, it is...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

US Sanctions on Iran and their Impact on the United
US Sanctions on Iran and their Impact on the United Arab Emirates

The U.S. decision not to include the UAE among the countries the Trump administration issued a waiver to is an indication...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship
Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship

The U.S.-Turkey relationship is going through interesting times, as both allies are willing to work through their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen Rumors in
To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen? Rumors in the Press

With various sources claiming different stories, if the Trump administration has actually considered the extradition of...

Sunday, November 18, 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

Trump and the New House of Cards
Trump and the New House (of Cards)

The midterms created a split in Congress, which promises major political showdowns between the President and House...

Wednesday, November 14, 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

Khashoggi Murder Should Make Trump Probe Yemen and End War
Khashoggi Murder Should Make Trump Probe Yemen and End War Once and for All

Trump needs to show the Saudi Crown Prince the errors of his ways before it’s too late. And Yemen would be a good start...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Turkey-US Relations How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being
Turkey-US Relations: How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being Broken?

Perhaps the right way to interpret the recent warming in the bilateral relations is about the American recognition of...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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