US Foreign Policy

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

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

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

Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria
Turkey Can Help the US Exit from Syria

Although the withdrawal remains unclear, the road-map for Turkey is clear. Firstly, as President Erdoğan proposed in his...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trump s decision to withdraw from Syria and its implications
Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria and its implications for Turkey

Both the approval of possible patriot sales to Turkey and the U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have a direct effect on the...

Friday, December 21, 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

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

How did the US give up Backing the PKK
How did the US give up Backing the PKK?

An article in the PKK’s newspaper “Yeni Özgür Politika,” which is published in Germany and circulates across Europe,...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Debunking Trump s Myths on Saudi Arabia
Debunking Trump’s Myths on Saudi Arabia

Trump has gone so far in protecting Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that Senator Bob Corker stated he never thought he'd...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics
Is Europe Back to Great Power Politics?

Does the fray over European security between the U.S. and the EU demonstrate a return of Europe to great power politics? 

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

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

Abiy Ahmed America s Checkmate in East Africa s Geopolitical
Abiy Ahmed: America’s Checkmate in East Africa’s Geopolitical Chessboard

Abiy Ahmed’s foreign policy reforms and the peace breeze sweeping the Horn of Africa is commendable and long-waited but...

Thursday, November 1, 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

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

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