Iraq has most likely coordinated its response with its Turkish and Iranian neighbors, both of whom are confronting their own armed Kurdish separatists as well.
It’s worthwhile to revisit the question of who has an interest in destabilizing Saudi Arabia right at the moment that it’s turning away from the US and towards Russia and China.
On September 18th the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, at the 193-member United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, stated the need to create a “contact group” to discuss the Syrian topic. For those who have had their eyes glued to the UN in recent months, this statement at […]
Russia has had three military actions this century – Chechnya II, Ossetia and Syria – all victories; all US military interventions have been failures.
Syria has every right to be skeptical of the EU’s intentions if such a move ever came to pass.
The US is using its military forces to freeze the status quo and preserve all Kurdish gains east of the Euphrates.
Iran and Saudi Arabia must find a temporary compromise in their Mideast-wide rivalry and cooperate in keeping Iraq together as the most visibly tangible sign of any forthcoming détente.
There are now ever increasing flashpoints, domestic as well as global, that could lead to the Great War – one of desperation which had led to WW2.
Qatar calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control undermines the Saudi family’s international legitimacy.
Trump’s announced retreat from Syria will mark a major turning point in US-Russian relations. It could well avoid a clash between two nuclear powers.
Washington’s interest in the Syrian civil war is partly about ensuring Israel’s regional security and partly it is about doing the bidding of America’s regional Sunni allies: Turkey, Jordan and the Gulf Arab States. Saudi Arabia which has been vying for power as the leader of the Sunni bloc against […]
There might be several reasoning for the forthcoming Great War but the current one focusses on Iran which continues to defy the American-Israeli interest for global supremacy and its geostrategic imperatives. Those are well documented in several books. From the beginning of the human race we find lessons of kings […]