Politics of the Middle-East

Koutaiba S. Daboul

The Middle-East always tends to differentiate itself from the rest of the world, in terms of complexity, speciality and its unstoppable conflicts. Moreover, the busy intersection of local, regional and global interests has always kept the region's name in Headlines. The blog mainly provides experts, students, readers and journalists with useful knowledge, analysis and better understanding of politics of the whole Middle-East. It also supplies the reader with an inner view of the region written by a native specialist.

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November 6, 2017

The Saudi-Russian recent rapprochement is definitely not a coincidence and the decision to reset those relations had been made three years ago. It all started with King Salman taking power in Saudi Arabia in January of 2015. The newly assigned, aged…

October 9, 2017

The official referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan is soon. The referendum which is designed to sense the will of Iraqi Kurds about independence from Iraq and starting a Kurdish state among Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Theoretically, this might seem…

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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