Tag: Egypt

The Unlikely Duo of Egypt and Qatar Rally to Support Stability in Sudan as Realism Replaces Ideology in The Middle East

Sudan and Egypt have had disputes with one another over border issues and a related competition for natural resources for decades. These disputes have been compounded by Egypt’s close partnership with Saudi Arabia following the ascent of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in 2014. As it was not long after the arrival […]

Russia Attempts to Mend Energy Ties Between Turkey and Greece – But Israel Has Other Ideas

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Among other issues discussed were plans to connect the Turkstream pipeline (a Russo-Turkish cooperative endeavour) to Greece and beyond the Balkans, to a pipeline leading from Greece into Italy. Putin further hinted at a standing offer to mediate […]

The Israeli Led Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Eastern Mediterranean is Now Official

Formed in 2015, the fledgling Craiova Group is a partnership between Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania aimed at fostering deeper cooperation between the four south-eastern European nations. While the group has generally been far less notable in terms of its aims and accomplishments vis-a-vis the Three Seas Initiative linking Baltic eastern […]

The Khashoggi Murder Has Changed Geopolitical Relations in The Following Ways

While the fall out from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to unfold, the geopolitical implications stemming from the international outcry over Khashoggi’s murder are now increasing solidified. Here are the important changes that have developed in the aftermath of Ryadh taking public responsibility for the journalist’s demise. Turkey is […]

Israel and Iran Have Both Fallen Silent on Jamal Khashoggi – The Implications Are Vast

America continues to drag its feet with Turkey Turkey’s strained relations with Saudi Arabia that were first exacerbated by the Saudi led boycott of Turkey’s Qatari ally and have now been made exponentially worse due to the murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have […]

Turkey Builds Alliances in Africa and East Asia While Israel Builds an Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Mediterranean

This week’s Turkey-Africa Economic Forum has been a success While much of the news coming out of Turkey relates to the suspected murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh’s diplomatic officials, another major event occurred in Istanbul that while deeply positive is not receiving the attention it demands.  The […]

How Obama and Netanyahu Overplayed Their Hand in The “Arab Spring”

At the beginning of 2011 while Iraq was still on its knees following the illegal 2003 US/UK invasion, the rest of the Arab world was generally calm, domestic politics was predictable and most importantly from the American and Israeli perspective, the revolutionary fervour that underpinned the Arab Nationalist revolutions of […]