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2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria, Turkey and Iran “When I thought I had already reached the bottom, they knocked from below.” — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This quote of the polish aphorist and poet of the 20 ...


Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... European countries to allow the colossal flow of migrants to move further to Europe without stopping them in Turkey, asking in return Europe's tacit consent to his external policies. Clearly, not the U.S. business or its “ border ”. The fact that Syria does not border with the United State did not stop Donald Trump from initiating active missile strikes against the country in 2018. It all began under another administration, but it was Trump, however, who promised to stop U.S. interventions in Syria. It seems that the U.S. President does return to his ...


The Side on Northeastern Syria That US Media Keep Dark

Media fail to recognize that the area between Ras Al Ain and Tal Abyad is almost entirely Arab and try to prove that a demographic change is taking place US President Donald Trump took several decisions on the Syria conflict recently, which triggered political and media pressure on him. Most criticism either attempted to score political and media points against Trump or stemmed from motives that have nothing to do with Syria. The Syria crisis embodied a good ...


Looking Back to Singapore on the Road to Helsinki

... the U.S. operation in the country for a while now. Of course, it would be better to pull out of the reasonably inhospitable Syria in the form of a deal with Moscow, and if necessary, Moscow could be accused of violating the terms of any agreement signed.... ... residing in the White House – Barack Obama’s? George W. Bush’s? Or even Bill Clinton’s and Madeleine Albright’s? - but Donald Trump has no intention of sharing his successes with anyone. The agreement with North Korea is being spun as a personal ...


These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

... anything but a last gasp for the half-century old nonproliferation regime, Presidents Trump and Putin will have to offer some hope that Washington and Moscow take their own responsibilities to reduce and disarm under the treaty seriously. The wars in Syria and Ukraine have cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and displaced millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and beyond. Washington and Moscow each control resources and levers of influence vital for managing and ultimately resolving these ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... arrests of “corrupt” royals and senior officials in Riyadh. I believe the decision to approach Moscow was mostly made by Saudis but very much welcomed by Russians.Indeed, a lot has changed in the the world since 2015, not only the Saudi King. The Syrian conflict has de-escalated dramatically thanks to the Russian participation and diplomacy. Furthermore, Donald Trump came to power promising less US commitment to allies and specifically NATO. Also there is the signature of Iran Nuclear Deal by world powers. As follows, I will discuss each of the above and highlight their direct impact on Russia-Saudi rapprochement ...


Washington and Moscow: Confrontation or Cooperation?

... ongoing media frenzy, America seems deeply divided over whether to pursue a hard line with Russia or to cooperate with it. With Donald Trump favoring the latter course, Moscow “voted” for him in the 2016 elections. But the Kremlin’s cybernetic interference ... ... supporting the Libyan intervention. The result was the intensification of Russian support for Bashar Assad’s beleaguered regime in Syria. In 2013, when Obama reneged on his chemical weapon red line in Syria, Putin got a first-hand indication of what “strategic ...


How Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East is Shaping Trump’s Policy

... dealing with experienced diplomats of the Obama-era State Department. Barack Obama’s Administration was witness to the resurgence of Vladimir Putin’s Russia and found ways to gradually engage it on the issue of the Iranian nuclear program and the Syrian crisis. Donald Trump came to see a Russia that is ambitious and is not ready to play a supporting role in the region. The relationship between Russia and the United States in the Middle East under Trump will be defined by Washington’s desire to restore its ...


Will U.S. Attack on Syria Be a Game-Changer?

... important if not landmark for the crisis in Syria. It has begun with the brutal chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on April 4 which left over 80 civilians dead and hundreds injured. In a retaliation move the U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a strike which hit Syrian airbase Shayrat in the morning April 7. The target was chosen as the chemical attack was reportedly launched exactly from that site. As a result , 6 Syrian soldiers killed, 6 MiG-23 jets, supply warehouse and a training center destroyed. These ...


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