Salman Rafi Sheikh

Operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ Turns Into Opera...

ErdoganAngryTurkey’s operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ that had originally begun as the operation to drive the Kurdish militias back to the eastern side of Euphrates River is now turning into a mission to create a ‘safe zone’ inside Syria to…

America ‘Accidently’ Strikes Syria: Could it ...

324234124124

While the US-led coalition’s airstrikes in the eastern parts of Syria have been told to have taken place due purely to an “accident”, the incident stands out as yet another unmistakable evidence of America’s dual strategy…

Syrian Deal: Сollective Wisdom Versus Hawkish...

8758646While this is not for the first time that a ceasefire agreement has been achieved in Syria, the recent US-Russia deal has happened at a time when, on the one hand, the US president is trying his best to carve out an edge in Syria…

Syria: Turkey pushing Washington up the wall?

675676575

Turkish intervention in Syria, although primarily motivated by its security concerns vis-à-vis Kurds, has started to create consequences that are not simply confined to reversing the Kurdish advances. On the one hand, Turkey is…

Yemen: ‘Killers’ Can Give No Peace

2343423423423In a supposedly ‘landmark’ development, the U.S secretary of state John Kerry and his Saudi counterpart announced, in the last week of August, the new plan, having a “fair and sensible approach”…

Erdogan-Putin Mend Relations as the West Gets...

76875674764647

While the August 9 meeting between Turkey’s Erdogan and Russia’s Putin did go a long way in unfreezing their own relations, this meeting—and the prospects of warm relations between them—has certainly put the U.S. under…

Turkey’s Armed Intervention In Syria Defies U...

345345354

While the U.S. vice president Joe Biden’s high-profile recent visit to Turkey was expected to yield “significant results” with regard to preventing Turkey from re-engaging with Russia in Syria and work towards the development of…

The US Double Game in Yemen Reaches its Peak

3453453453453On Saturday, August 20, the U.S. stated that it was going to reduce the number of its ‘advisers’ currently working in tandem with the Saudi Arabia led coalition in Yemen, further stating that the primary reason was the coalition’s…

Iran Shuns the West-ward Tilt Amid Russo-Turk...

234234234234

For past few months, particularly since the finalization of the US-Iran nuke deal, we had been observing increasing West-ward tilt in Iran’s foreign policy. With Iran signing deals worth billions of dollars with a number of…

Things are Turning to Russia’s Advantage in S...

56456456456The war is Syria has come a long way, witnessing many ups and downs and geo-political scenarios, ultimately reaching a level where it is no longer a typical ‘civil war’, although it continues to be projected in these terms…

‘Mind Your Own Businesses’, Erdogan Trolls th...

34534534534

A number of Turkish top officials as well as politicians from almost all parties can today be seen trolling the West for its perceived inability or unwillingness to see a ‘strong’ Turkey under Erdogan’s leadership, arguing further…

Anti-US Populism Increases in Turkey as it En...

34534534534

Never have the US-Turkey relations been at such a low ebb as today due to the alleged US involvement in the (failed) coup attempt. Despite the fact that Turkey is a member of NATO…


×
Please select digest to download:
×