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Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
17.03.2020 11:43:48

Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

... especially important due to the close personal relationship existing between Putin and Netanyahu, despite the continuing tension among these leaders. Although Russia's current approach seeks to implement a balancing role with regards peace building in the Middle East, there is evidence that Russia may be maneuvering to reach an implicit agreement in relation to the Trump´s century deal. Therefore, this article pursues to examine Russia's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on Trump´s ...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
25.02.2020 12:28:05

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

... credibility to Lavrov’s goal of highlighting Moscow’s contributions to stability in the Mediterranean, which has been central to his outreach efforts to Italy and the Maghreb, and further bolster Moscow’s emerging status as a great power in the Middle East. Syria experience for Libya Since 2011, Libya and Syria have faced an internal crisis in the Middle East. In Syria, this same vacuum allowed Russia to gain military influence and involvement in the conflict. Russia is likely to use current ...

Bijan Aref
Опубликовано:
13.01.2020 13:30:33

The End of American Exceptionalism? The End of US Bases Overseas? The End of Israel? Trump 2020?

As soon as I started seeing headlines in Israel asking if Trump could be trusted, I started to wonder if we are headed toward some kind of radical shift in the Middle East (such as the end of Israel), that would be accompanied by a radical shift in US foreign policy (such as the closure of all our military bases) and a radical change in the US domestic political scene (such as the end of the Democratic Party ...

Steele Robert David
Опубликовано:
19.12.2019 16:09:48

Expo 2020 Dubai’/Celebrating the 48the/UAE’s National Day

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Report Marking the anniversary Celebrating in Romania the 48th UAE’s National Day, alongside with H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah al Matrooshi, the Ambassador of the UAE in Romania, H.E. Andrei M. Grinkevich, Ambassador of Belarus, H.E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister H.E. Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the USA H.E. Valery I. Kuzmin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Salah A. El-Sadek, Ambassador of Egypt and many other diplomats and exclusive...

Dobircianu Sorin
Опубликовано:
04.12.2019 17:09:37

Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran. Moreover, Trump’s one-sided termination of JCPOA and annihilation of INF treaty without confirmation of the other members of NATO has put the NATO on the brink of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and Europe. It is obvious that NATO can no longer secure the essential security interests of its member states due to diverging interests of its members. Once AKK said if NATO cannot protect the essential security interests of its members,...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
04.12.2019 12:06:36

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

The First Bonn Conference Germany is heavily involved in the Afghan affairs since 9.11.2001; the country has brought in to being the modern Afghanistan thru launching the international Bonn conference “Bonn 1” in December 2001, the said conference toke place right after the collapse of the barbaric regime of Taliban in Afghanistan. Furthermore, it paved the way to engage several rival groups to establish an interim administration under the leadership of pro-American figure “Hammed Karzai”. Albeit...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
11.11.2019 15:56:21

Is Abu Bakr Al-baghdi’s Death the Beginning of the End for ISIS?

... said that Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of the Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. By March 23, 2019, ISIL lost one of their last significant territories in the Middle East in the Deir ez-Zor campaign, surrendering their "tent city" and pockets in Al-Baghuz Fawqani to the Syrian Democratic Forces at the end of the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani. Since June 2014, when ISIL proclaimed itself the Islamic State,...

Sohail Ajmal
Опубликовано:
30.10.2019 12:54:44

Syria after the Turkish invasion

... Eastern Europe or Taiwan it could be misinterpreted as an invitation by Putin and Xi and could lead to threatening situations even between the major powers. However, the main concern was: Putin is portrayed as the winner and new ordering power for the Middle East and the Greater Middle East. So as a kind of supplier for international security as Karaganovlike to see it..Civilians are pictured fleeing Ras al Ain town, Syria on October 9, 2019. © Reuters / Rodi SaidI guess the Russians are now trying ...

Ostner Ralf
Опубликовано:
18.10.2019 16:32:54

Just How Far to Back Off on Iran?

... region with the specific aim of defending against Iran. Regardless of what may be rumor or accusation, there is no denying that the U.S. and Iran take to warring (if not literally) with postures and threats as each see the other’s influence in the Middle East as totally malign. Though, the U.S. does not seek conflict with Iran. President Trump is not throwing in the towel on diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions despite the absence of direct talks between U.S. and Iranian leaders. Iran’s Supreme ...

jmeyer57@jhu.edu
Опубликовано:
26.07.2019 17:20:59

Russian company, ROSATOM, constructing nuclear power plants worldwide to cut carbon emissions to help global environment

... response to the new U.S. sanctions. If Iran enriches uranium beyond the limits of JCPOA then they could potentially develop nuclear weapons. A nuclear armed Iran can pose a significant threat to states like Israel and Saudi Arabia, creating unrest in the Middle East, and destabilize the region. Would economic sanctions against Iran have a favorable outcome for the U.S.? What is the U.S.’s track record on imposing economic sanctions on other states with similar uranium enrichment programs? The U.S. has ...

Диаз Натан
Опубликовано:
16.07.2019 15:45:13

Review of New Book KUSHNER INC. - Greed. Ambition. Corruption. by Vicky Ward

INTERVIEW Review of the New Book Kushner Inc. – Greed, Ambition, Corruption. Q. You are the top non-fiction reviewer that we know of, with over 2,500 reviews posted across 97 categories of non-fiction. Last month we did an interview entitled “Understanding Donald Trump and the White House: A few books” (Tehran Times, 13 February 2019). Two years ago you did the first book review essay on the man himself, “UNHINGED? Donald Trump, His Family, His Appointees, & Everyone Else” (San Francisco Review of...

Steele Robert David
Опубликовано:
27.03.2019 15:30:36

The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

... Defense Jim Mattis and the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State Brett McGurk have both resigned in protest of what they see as deeply flawed strategies. Both men had significant diplomatic and military experience in the Middle East. Their departure will certainly hinder American foreign policy interests in the region. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis astutely observed that the strength of the United States lies in the strength of alliances cultivated over decades....

Russia Meeting
Опубликовано:
05.03.2019 23:48:19

Is Ilhan Omar Cynthia McKinney 2.0? Will the Zionist Parasite Be Purged from the USA This Time?

... I am not going to get into the history of Israel as the occupier of Palestine or its status today as the foremost sponsor of terrorism, cyber-crime, and rendition & torture for hire. What I will say is that I believe that after the Koreas it is the Middle East that will be denuclearized and demilitarized; Palestine will be restored to the Palestinians; and Benjamin Netanyahu will lose his political power and perhaps go to jail for corruption, all in my lifetime – in the next twenty years.[2] What ...

Steele Robert David
Опубликовано:
22.02.2019 16:18:57

Russia and South Yemen

... Saleh rally in Sana'a, Yemen, on Aug. 1.MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGESSourse: www.usnews.comRussia’s interest in southern Yemen is long-standing, as the Soviet Union viewed the Marxist-Leninist state of South Yemen as its strongest ally in the Middle East from 1967 to 1990. The port city of Aden hosted a major Soviet military base in the Red Sea and the island of Socotra provided valuable assistance to Soviet naval deployments in this strategically important region.As thousands of south Yemenis ...

Ramani Samuel
Опубликовано:
24.12.2018 11:04:41

Peace in the Middle East: Denuclearizing Israel, Restoring Palestine, and More

... Kortunov from Russia[1] and Alastair Cooke from England[2] – have expressed deep concerns over the apparent trends emanating from a mix of the US Establishment (very anti-Russian) and Trump himself (appearing to be playing Russian roulette in the Middle East). I humbly submit that they – and most others including of course the mendaciously mediocre mainstream media – have it wrong. For brevity’s sake, the honorific titles of the three great men – General Secretary Xi Jinping, President ...

Steele Robert David
Опубликовано:
18.05.2018 15:22:40

Koreas Unite, Denuclearize

Middle East Next – after a Global Financial Re-Set – Ideas for IranKorea Unification & Denuclearization as Proof of President Donald Trump’s Serious Intent When I reported in the American Herald Tribune on 4 March 2018 (in the aftermath of my February ...

Steele Robert David
Опубликовано:
02.05.2018 22:14:49

After Mosul: Russia & the ‘Kurdish Question’ in Iraq

... internecine issues between Baghdad and Erbil provide external powers with fertile ground to influence the future of Iraq beyond the auspices of U.S. leadership. Within this context, Moscow assumes a favored position to leverage its expanding ties in the Middle East and to serve as a mediator between Erbil, Baghdad, as well as its regional partners who hold a vested stake in the future of Iraq. By establishing and maintaining productive relations with Erbil, Baghdad, Tehran, Ankara, and Damascus, Russia ...

Граевски николь
Опубликовано:
08.08.2017 15:57:07

Washington and Moscow: Confrontation or Cooperation?

... Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Mideast and Security Policy Studies No. 135 The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank conducting policy-relevant research on Middle Eastern and global strategic affairs, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and regional peace and stability. It is named in memory of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, whose efforts in pursuing peace lay ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
Опубликовано:
26.06.2017 10:26:33

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

... stuck to the commitment it made, Trump’s Secretary of State too agreed that Tehran has not violated the agreement. Yet, US has been extremely critical of the agreement and equated Iran with North Korea. It has accused of playing a negative role in the Middle East, which is harming Washington’s strategic interests in the region.Commenting on Iran, Tillerson stated: "The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy ... an unchecked Iran ...

Singh Maini Tridivesh
Опубликовано:
02.05.2017 14:22:56

 

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