Middle East

The Tragic Phase of US Reign in Iraq Coming to an End?

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Driven by the demands of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from American military intervention, the US eventually had…

Iran’s Warning to US-funded Agitators

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CNN would report in its article, “Iran executes dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam,” Iran’s swift and severe punishment for what the American media company suggested was “alleged attempts to overthrow” the Iranian government. CNN glosses over Iran’s claims that Zam and his media operation helped incite deadly violence during protests targeting…

Iraqi People are Forcing Washington to Withdraw its Troops

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The million-strong protests that took place in Iraq on the anniversary of the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis along with 8 other people in a January 3, 2020 US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq became the latest breeding ground for the rise…

Iran: What Awaits the Country and the Region this Year?

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“Iran can easily enrich uranium to 40, 60 or even 90 percent,” claimed Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Earlier, Tehran reported that it was able to enrich uranium to 20 percent at the Fordow facility. However, it is 90% uranium that is needed to create nuclear weapons. As for the 20-percent uranium, Tehran…

Israel is Counterattacking Turkey

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The measures actively taken by Ankara in its chess gambit at the end of 2020 to rapidly develop and reinforce its relations with Tel Aviv have so far, unfortunately for Turkey, not scored it any victories. The Turkish president himself noted that by the end of December, “the main problem now is the individual people that are present in the relationship with Israel. If there…

Qatar is on the Verge of Scoring New Victories

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Saudi Arabia, overtaxing itself in its vain efforts to establish dictatorial control over all the countries on the Arabian Peninsula, has recently moved toward a compromise with Qatar to end a devastating three-year conflict. However, as practice still shows – and many sources close to the negotiations say – a complete resolution remains unattainable, despite the offer…

Gulf Normalisation is not “Arab Unity”

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While Saudia Arabia/UAE and Qatar have been successful in bringing their more than 3 years old diplomatic stand-off to an end, and the moment has been called a “big breakthrough”, there is no gainsaying that the ground realities of the Gulf have already changed to an extent where a mere normalization wouldn’t automatically produce the so-called “Arab Unity.” Past three years have…

Iran Prepares Next Satellite Launch

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The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is preparing the launch of another satellite into orbit, the Zafar 2, which is described by Tehran Times as being capable of “taking color photos and [surveying] oil reserves, mines, forests, and natural lands.” This capability can be used for monitoring seasonal environmental changes as well as for creating detailed maps. Zafar 2 has been developed…

Turkey Preparing for a Balancing Act between Russia and the West

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When Russia’s Vladimir Putin recently remarked that Turkey’s Erdogan is an ardent follower of the logic of national interest, he was perhaps alluding to the way Tukey continues to adjust very consistently between the West and the East, though it doesn’t always work. Turkey is a member of NATO and is a buyer of Russian defense…

The War On Iran

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On January 3 of last year, the Americans murdered Iranian Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, among others, who had helped defeat the Daesh forces that were unleashed by the Americans on Iraq and Syria.  Within hours the Iranian forces struck back with a missile attack on American bases in Iraq causing heavy damage to the American base at Ain Al-Assad in western Iraq and causing…

Israel: Yet another Election with No Obvious Choice

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The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, was dissolved after the government failed to pass its national budget amid bitter coalition disputes between its two main actors: the Likud and Kachol-Lavan (Blue and White) parties. Israel is now preparing for what are its fourth national elections since March 2019 while facing a rampant coronavirus outbreak, economic crisis…

The Cyber War Unleashed against Iran by Israel Only Escalates

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According to Israeli media reports, the Jewish state has recently been subjected to another cyber attack: at least 80 Israeli companies were affected by the Pay2Key hacker group, one which is presumably from Iran. According to the news site Ynet, this group of hackers has released documents concerning some of Israel’s most prominent…


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