Middle East

America’s Anti-Iran Conference in Poland Has More to do With Germany And France Than Iran

When Donald Trump announced America’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA (aka Iran nuclear deal) and the subsequent re-imposition of ‘mega sanctions’ on Iran, the major leaders of Europe were incredibly vocal in their condemnation of Trump’s move. They likewise insisted that Germany, France, Britain and the EU as a […]

Turkey’s Latest Comments on Syria Prove That Regional Peace Processes Are Superior to International Ones

With a major US withdrawal from Syria expected sooner rather than later, the pre-existing trend of regional powers guiding, shaping and owning the peace process in the Arab Republic’s conflict is becoming all the more pronounced. The Astana Trio of Turkey, Russia and Iran have long been the major force […]

Saudi Media Sides With Catholic Church Against The Most Pro-Muslim Leader in Modern Philippine History

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has just overseen the overwhelming passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite, which will establish a fully autonomous Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Duterte staked his leadership on the orderly and effective passage of this popular mandate which looks to end decades of insurgency between the Muslim […]

Ankara And Damascus Both Recognise The Importance of The Adana Agreement – Now They Just Need to Agree on an Interpretation

Throughout the long and violent conflict in Syria, the 1998 Adana Agreement has only come up in a major way during this last week. The subject first arose when during a joint press conference between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the latter invoked the Adana Agreement […]

Is Imran Khan Partly Responsible For a Thaw in The GCC’s Qatar Row?

Yesterday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan completed a two day visit to Qatar where he received assurances from Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Diwan-e-Amir, the Qatari Emir, that Doha will continue to assist Pakistan’s economic transformation across a verity of long term sustainable sectors. In the evening, Imran Khan […]

Syrian “Threats” & “Israeli” Actions: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari provocatively remarked that his country might target the Tel Aviv airport the next time that “Israel” bombs the Damascus one, but far from the “threat” that it’s being portrayed as, he was just employing creative rhetoric in order to make […]