Middle East

US and Terrorist Groups in Desperate Rearguar...

3242131231While the attention of the world has been focused on the increasingly strident rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, a rather different and potentially more dangerous series of moves has been playing out in Syria…

Is the Kurdish referendum a bluff or the real...

5532The countdown to the Iraqi Kurdish referendum has begun and the battle lines are drawn. Barzani Is pushing full steam ahead, stating that he sees no other option. Baghdad has taken a legal stance, which is of no concern…

The Iran “Nuclear Deal” Leads to ...

4523423423The so-called Iran “nuclear deal,” officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was hailed as “historic” when the United States among other nations became a signatory of it. Then US President Barack Obama…

Damascus Making Progress in the Fight Against...

5643242342From September 14 to September 15, Astana held its sixth round of talks on Syria, in which the delegations of the guarantor countries Russia, Turkey and Iran, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian opposition…

Will an Independent Kurdistan be Created?

546523222Despite the fact that the United Nations, LAS, the United States of America, Russia and the countries sharing borders with Turkey — Syria and Iran, as well as all the Arab States, not to mention the central government of Baghdad, have protested in advance, the parliament…

Kurdistan and the Veil of Lies

555332With the Kurdish referendum vote upcoming, a few things are clear, “clear as mud” as the saying goes. After all, everyone loves the Kurds, the warmest kindest people on earth. Is this why the Turks are slaughtering them or why Baghdad is in an uproar or why, when we take the clock back a bit…

The Middle East: Two Different Political Appr...

885544Recently, the most debated topics in the United States have been the disastrous aftereffects of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the plain inability of the current administration to actually help Americans in their trouble. But…

How Come Trump is So Inclined Now to Finally ...

02-6A number of public statements recently released by the White House about the so-called “new plan” aimed at destroying ISIS has repeatedly stressed that the top priority of the Trump administration is the destruction of this…

The Syrian Anti-terrorism Coalition is Winnin...

312010“Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.” – Bianca Jagger. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance on Deir Ezzor will go down as a modern example of a combined operations success against ISIS, the best…

Syria: As the Endgame Approaches

45234324234As Syrian forces reach the Euphrates River, breaking the siege of the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Damascus and its allies, along with the state sponsors fueling the militancy that has consumed Syria for the past 6 years, are putting in…

Qatar: The New Victim of “Regime Change” Agen...

12358123-8Some recent development have shown in unequivocal terms that the Gulf crisis is far from a negotiated end; rather the geo-political fault-lines it has caused seem to have hardened into new regional configuration. That mutual…

The Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum: For or Agains...

Greater_Zab_River_near_Erbil_Iraqi_Kurdistan eLess than a month remains before the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, the pace of preparation being intensified at a literally accelerated pace as the fateful date for all Kurds approaches. It is common knowledge that the referendum…


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