Qatar calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control undermines the Saudi family’s international legitimacy.
Al-Qaeda cells, after being decimated but not erased in Sy-Raq, will be re-activated (re-financed by the West) to magically become “moderate” again.
Because of the developments on the ground Trump most likely did cut funding to “moderate” groups in Syria – simply because the time came to cut losses.
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.
If Afghanistan was an ‘occupied’ country during Soviet dominance from 1979 to 1988, how did it become a free country after Americans entered in 2001?
Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is […]
The United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East face multiple challenges and it needs strong nerves and robust realism not to overreact. Importantly, the temptation to display ‘muscular’ diplomacy must be curbed. Thus, the decision by the Trump administration on Monday to certify for the second time Iran’s compliance […]
Given impetus after the September 11th attacks in New York in 2001, the technology of “colour revolutions” as an element of fourth generation warfare has become the primary method of hijacking the functions of a foreign sovereign State. This is partially due it being both economically cheaper and less risky than […]
The US State Department has finally given a clean chit to the jihadist conglomerate to pursue its ambitions of toppling the Assad regime in Syria
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 […]
In less than three months, three horrific terror attacks took place in the United Kingdom: the Westminster plowing and stabbing incident on March 22 by Khalid Masood, the Manchester Arena suicide bombing two months later by Salman Abedi who was known to be a member of Al-Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting […]
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Although the current al-Nusra Front has been led by Abu Mohammad al-Julani but he was appointed as the emir of al-Nusra […]