Trump Administration

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

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

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

Campaign process driving polarization in US
Campaign process driving polarization in US

The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an alarming picture of the...

Saturday, November 3, 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 case A litmus test for the Saudi state
The Khashoggi case: A litmus test for the Saudi state

The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global powers, in particular the...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective
US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective

President Trump has been clear that human rights and democracy promotion do not form part of his foreign policy agenda. He...

Monday, October 29, 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

Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics
Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics

The Khashoggi case will have negative effects on the projections proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration....

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Trump s Middle East Strategic Alliance A Failed Project
Trump’s Middle East Strategic Alliance: A Failed Project?

The future of the Trump administration in U.S. politics, the process of political transformation in the region and the...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Have Relations Between Turkey and the US Normalized
Have Relations Between Turkey and the US Normalized?

President Erdogan signaled a new wave of military operations in the south of the country and stated that Turkey was...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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