Middle East

Dead Children, the Syrian-American Medical So...

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In civil war situations, such as the conflict in Syria, sides routinely make conflicting claims. It is hard to see…

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…

Russia-Turkey Rapprochement as Seen From The ...

3453453453The beginning of Russian-Turkish reconciliation, the impact this rapprochement may have on the situation in the region, and especially on Syria, has been actively discussed by various media and political sources across the Middle…

NATO Nukes in Romanian: Rumor Mill Vs. Realit...

23423423423Unconfirmed reports regarding the US moving nuclear weapons it reportedly maintains at Incirlik Airbase, Turkey to Romania (a NATO member since 2004) made the rounds last week. It is just one of many stories surrounding the apparent…

New Center of Power is Emerging in the Middle...

324234234234Events of the recent days clearly show the emergence of a new alliance in the Middle East that is willing to work in close cooperation to seek the solution to the Syrian conflict. This fact is not only evidenced by starting Russia…

Russia is Dead Serious About Fighting ISIS, S...

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On August 16 Russia’s bombers Tu-22M3 and Su-34 took off from the Hamadan airbase in Iran to launch successful strikes against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in the Syrian governorates of Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor. These actions…

Syria: China and Iran Join Russia in Larger R...

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Several developments this week mark an increase of activity from Syria’s allies, Russia, Iran and now China. These include a Russian-Iranian agreement to use Iranian territory to position Russian Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bombers…

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

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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…

Obama Administration – the Faithful Acc...

345345345345It’s clear that at this stage even those readers who haven’t been following the recent geopolitical events closely start asking the question: why, despite the billions of dollars allocated on the so-called “War on Terror” no…

Defeating ISIL Is Worth Far More Than $400 Mi...

234234234234When I was in Tehran last November, I had the honor and privilege of visiting a graveyard where Iranians who had lost their lives on the battlefield fighting against ISIL were being buried. Though saddened by their loss, the families…

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…

Airport Suicide Bombing and Failed Coup: Turk...

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The Istanbul airport bombing and “attempted coup” have left Turkey looking for terrorists looking for a paymaster and a cause on its own soil. The present situation reminds us of the famous line in the 1942 Movie…


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