If Damascus emerges victorious in the “Dash for Deir ez-Zor”, it has a chance to dismantle the illegal pro-American “federalized” entity on its territory.
Hezbollah swiftly defeated Daesh in an effective anti-terrorist campaign coordinated with the Syrian Arab Army along the mountainous Syrian-Lebanese border.
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.
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 […]