Middle East

Turkey and Syria: Blood, Tears and Walls

43534234234234A Turkish poet, Mustafa Goren, is standing in the middle of a street in the border town of Karkamış. He raises his index finger towards the sky prophetically, then shouts at me, with his powerful voice: “I’m against the invasion…

Is There Anything New About Trump’s Middle Ea...

435342342342While Donald Trump is apparently busy in re-defining the US approach to the Middle East, the so-called new policy may not be that new. After all, those preparing this policy and those advising the president on the region were…

US War on Islamic State Designed to Fail

6753453453Any US general providing candid views on fighting and winning a war admit the impossibility of victory as long as the source of an enemy’s fighting capacity remains intact. In fact, as an excuse for why the US is still struggling…

Why Can’t Syria Be Left in Peace Finally?

23423123213The thing about regime change and proxy wars is that sovereign peoples always take a back seat to the mighty colonialists. Syria is a prime example of a stable and prosperous nation ruined and mowed under by outside forces bent on…

NATO’s “Success” in Libya, ISIS Replaces Gadd...

4532423421Third week of February marked 6th anniversary of ‘popular’ up-rising in Libya that ultimately led to the overthrow of Gaddafi regime. Thanks to NATO’s intervention and the chaos it left behind, today’s Libya lies in ruins, over-run…

Continuity of Agenda: Destroying Syria Since ...

4353231231Syria’s current conflict, beginning in 2011, was the culmination of decades of effort by the United States to subvert and overthrow the government in Damascus. From training leaders of opposition fronts years before “spontaneous”…

Yemen on the Brink of Humanitarian Crisis

654534234234Some unexpected, and at the same time very distressing, news came from Yemen, which is involved in a civil war that has been raging well over a year. According to an Arabic Internet portal called Al-Khaleej, President Abdrabbuh…

How a Real War on Terrorism Would Look and Wh...

3453423423Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have…

Pakistan – United Arab Emirates through...

453434234234Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, visited India between January 26-28, 2017. He was…

The Terrible Price of the Mosul Operation

453423423Mosul is the second most populated city in Iraq and mainly inhabited by Sunnis. It fell under ISIS’ full control back in June 2014, largely due to the deep mistrust that the indigenous population had…

The New Thaw: Donald Trump and the Iranian Re...

34532423423Over four decades into the Islamic Revolution, it appears that Iran and its political nemesis, the United States of America are nowhere near a détente, especially now that a tempestuous…

Iran – Trump’s Evil State №1 To B...

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Although it is still too early to talk about all the future of Trump’s foreign policy, however, it became apparent from week one that he’s going to pursue a sharp deterioration of America’s relations with Iran. The Trump administration…


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