Tag: Middle East

To Those Who Dislike Trump: Tell us Why?

Donald Trump has not made the United States less safe and he has not made the United States less wealthy. The fact is that under Trump there have not been any international terrorist incidents on US soil. Simultaneous to this, while the US economy has since 1971 been dangerously predicated […]

Korybko To Iranian Media: “Defend Your Interests In The Mashriq But Pivot East!”

Andrew Koryko gave an interview to the Iranian newspaper “Kayhan” about the latest US-provoked tensions in the Gulf, with the main takeaway being that Iran must choose its battles in the Mashriq wisely in order to avoid being overwhelmed by the containment coalition that’s assembling to confront it, as well […]

If Erdogan Meets MBS at The G20, it Will Result in a Formal Changing of The Guard in The Region

While Saudi Arabia has admitted that Turkish officials were accurate in accusing Riyadh of orchestrating and carrying out the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and while Turkey has said that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the “highest levels” of the Saudi state, Turkey has explicitly ruled out any […]

President Duterte’s Diplomacy Helps to Protect The Human Rights of OFWs in Saudi Arabia

Most of the countries outside of ASEAN that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has visited are home to a large number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). But while OFWs tend to live normal and free lives in places like Korea, China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Singapore, Australia, North America and the […]

The Timing of Duterte’s Move to Bring Trillanes to Justice Was Highly Significant

When one mentions the Middle East, does one think of tranquillity, peace, human rights and stability? It is highly likely one thinks the opposite. Between Shi’a Muslims and Sunni Muslims engaged in combat, Takfiris killing Christians, Israelis killing Palestinians, Hamas launching rockets at Israel, Saudis boycotting Qataris and threatening them […]

Israel, Korean Peace, Disliking Hillary Clinton and Football/Soccer: The Four Things on Which Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Agree

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki, marking the first formal summit between the two leaders outside of the sidelines of international conferences, namely the G20 and the APEC summits last year. After a short greeting before the press in which the Russian President […]

Here’s Why Recep Tayyip Erdogan Will Win The Forthcoming Election

Turkey is about to hold its first Presidential election since the passage of a referendum which restructures national governance to transform Turkey into a strong Presidential system. Because of this and because of Turkey’s shift to increased geopolitical multipolarity, domestic economic growth and increasingly negative relations with the western powers […]

Does Anybody Really Believe That Iran’s “Advisors” Are Unarmed Non-Combatants?

The controversy over Iranian “advisors” in Syria and their actual battlefield function is nothing more than a word game designed to delay the “phased withdrawal” of Tehran’s forces. The US, “Israel”, and even Russia have called for the withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria, albeit for different reasons and expressed […]

President Putin Is Syria’s Savior, But Don’t Go “Worshipping” Him!

President Putin’s decision to military involve his country in the anti-terrorist struggle in Syria saved the Arab Republic from its assured destruction irrespective of the criticisms that can be levelled against it throughout the course of this campaign, but sincere appreciation for the Russian leader’s decision (especially from foreigners) shouldn’t […]

Russia Is Already “Balancing” Iran In The Mideast

Russia’s predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized “Shiite Crescent” and allows the Kremlin to “balance” Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. It’s impossible to ignore the geopolitical reality that the “progressive” faction […]