Middle East

Lebanon: Hariri Kept in Power to Destroy His ...

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was all smiles after his talks in Paris on December 8th. The same Hariri who…

The Moment of Turkey’s ‘NATO Ex-communication...

10081While still a NATO member, Turkey has drifted away from the alliance to a great extent, indicating the way conflict in Syria has changed the Middle East’s geo-political landscape, and largely continues to. It is particularly the end-game in Syria that has now greatly…

Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Demonstrated th...

M453442342After the recent decision of Donald Trump to move the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, thus formally recognizing it as the capital of Israel, many expected a stormy reaction of the Arab and the Islamic world. However, nothing special happened. One can positively state…

Israeli-Saudi Clash with Iran on Syrian Soil ...

D34231231As was expected, once Moscow and Washington started disputing who attained victory over ISIS in Syria, the militants of this terrorist organization decided that they would need to demonstrate that it’s too early to write them…

Trump’s Jerusalem Statement Opens a Pandora’s...

0XL922US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has been predictably condemned by the governments of all states, except Israel itself. Trump’s own statement on the issue what’s more carefully worded than the reaction to the decision would…

Putin’s Middle East Tour: Russia is Not...

562421212Over the last couple of days, Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted a series of visits back-to-back, visiting Syria, Egypt and Turkey in less than 48 hours. In spite of the brief nature of these visits, Russia’s leader managed to hold extensive discussions with…

President Putin’s Visit to Turkey

1511443267_135.thumbOn 11 – 12 December the Russian president Vladimir Putin, as part of his lightning tour of the Middle East also visited Turkey, where he had a private meeting with Recep Erdoğan, and also had important and wide-ranging discussions at the delegation level with the most important representative of economic departments…

Has the War in Syria Finished?

T5345345On 11 December, on his way to Egypt, the Russian president stopped off at the Armed Forces’ base in Khmeimim, where he congratulated Russian soldiers on the defeat of DAESH and announced the beginning of Russian troops’ withdrawal from Syria. In fact, in the meeting with…

A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell o...

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Surprisingly enough, last week introduced drastic changes in the balance of powers existing across the Middle East. There has been a whole series of both unexpected and predicted events, which have left many analysts utterly puzzled. You can judge for yourself, as we mention seemingly unconnected…

Behind Turkish Arrest Warrant for Ex CIA Grah...

f0f6a3cbc44f05ca7563fc8eThe Office of the Istanbul Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for two “former” CIA agents, accusing them of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US media and…

What Will Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem Le...

T222145345With Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a new wave of both political and geo-political upheavals is likely to set in. This, however, is not going to simply unite the Muslim world in the name of religion; it might…

As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Teh...

H56324234At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while…


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