Middle East

Washington and Ankara are Parting Ways with O...

45645232These days one can come across all sorts of articles trying to predict the direction US-Turkish relations take, as we witness a major shift on the geopolitical stage and both of these states play no small part in it. As it’s been noted by American analysts, unlike in previous eras…

Iran is Expanding its Regional Influence in a...

LA45345222Last few weeks have seen the Iranian diplomats and top officials engaging in a lot of diplomatic activity in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria, marking a systematically built web of relations that Iran is building as part of a policy based upon what its supreme leader…

Trump and the War to Save “the War”

IS34222Lo and behold, a great threat looms over the Middle East. There is nothing worse for the US and its select allies, Britain, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Germany than peace breaking out. Yet exactly that, the “threat of peace” is taken as far more devastating than terrorism…

White Helmets Under Black Banners

4677During the recent Third Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria, in Brussels, the USA decided to allocate $5 million to the White Helmets, a decision which has once more turned the spotlight onto that organization. It first emerged in 2013, under a banner of political neutrality…

The Netanyahu Problem

NEIS565622A series of scandals have come together, mostly around Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and threaten the world. While under criminal indictment in Israel, Netanyahu is running for re-election, telling the people of Israel that he has the full backing of American and Russian leaders…

Middle East: Instability is on the Rise

959bb2280c1f527ff9b22e7c0367c29cThe Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, stated that Iran was making every possible effort, together with India, Russia and nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus, to begin a joint regional…

Assad’s Tehran Visit Signals Iran’...

IOPYX7RZFAI6TMIL6BNCFZ2YMUFor the first time since war broke out in Syria in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has travelled to Iran to meet Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. President Assad had only travelled outside of Syria on two other occasions during the war…

Idlib –Reportage from the Last Front in Syria

SY1For a while, all the guns have fallen silent. I am near Idlib, the last stronghold of the terrorists in Syria. The area where the deadliest anti-government fighters, most of them injected into Syria from Turkey, with Saudi, Qatari and Western ‘help’, are literally holed up, ready…

Why is Saudi Arabia Turning towards ‘the East...

17085Last two weeks saw Saudi Arabi’s Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) visiting Asia—Pakistan, India and China— for the first time ever. Promises of investment were made, signalling how Saudi Arabia was pushing towards expanding its economy globally. Although the visit seems to have been…

EU-Arab League Summit: Lots of Senseless Fuss

361a524aea934996af9db25339f5e88f_18The magnificent Egyptian resort Sharm El Sheikh was closed to tourists for a whole week. Instead, it was flooded with Egyptian policemen and other law enforcement agencies as well as hundreds of security personnel from Europe. What was going on? It turns out that the first ever EU-Arab…

OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western “Che...

1067172501The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as “proof” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons…

Foreign Tour Undertaken by Crown Prince of Sa...

In the second half of February, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, visited a number of Asian nations. His tour became a perceptible political event in the region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Out of the countries, initially included…


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