Search: Security,Middle East (22 materials)

 

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

... war, after the strategic overexpansion of the EU and NATO in the east, Russia and Turkey are now expanding in the Greater Middle East, but it remains to be seen whether both will also suffer imperial overstretch, especially since when you look at Erdogan’s ... ... Alawite sect, and leaving regular Syrians aghast.Without a hint of irony, Makhlouf boasted of bankrolling Syria’s infamous security forces, who have tortured and disappeared thousands of people in nine years of war, then complained that his employees ...

15.06.2020

War, the Economy and Politics in Syria: Broken Links

... territory to the north of the M-4 road by using the anti-Assad militants under its control. In doing so, Turkey wants to ensure the security of its borders and gain more room for the relocation of Syrian refugees. This time, temporary agreements between the ... ... development, which are vital for the majority of the people. Syria has sustained the biggest losses of all the conflicts in the Middle East. From 2011 through 2018, GDP fell by almost two thirds from $55 billion to $22 billion a year. This means that recovery ...

17.04.2020

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

... ideological aspect. Erdogan's government is Islamist, and with the presence of Islamist forces in Idlib, he prefers to play an important role in Syrian developments and if these Islamist forces leave Syria, the only place they can go is Turkey, which raises security concerns for Turkey. Because these Islamist forces are part of al-Qaeda and ISIS forces that may carry out terrorist operations in Turkey. Therefore, these reasons make Idlib important to all parties involved. However, many believe that the ultimate ...

17.03.2020

A New Security Architecture for the Middle East?

... stunned the international community at first, were provided with so many explanations later that they came to be seen as perfectly logical and even as the only possible outcome of undercover processes or events that had not been taken into account. The Middle East broke all records for surprise events in 2019. The unexpected changes of government in Algeria and Sudan, mass protests in Lebanon and Iraq, the sensational election outcome in Tunisia, the never-ending election process in Israel, a new escalation ...

17.02.2020

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

... nuclear deal. Due to the exhausting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, lack of domestic support for American involvement in another Middle Eastern conflict is understandable. According to a 2014 Chicago Council survey, seven in ten Americans felt the two wars,... ... Libya by the international community is seen as one of the critical mistakes that contributed to the unraveling political and security crisis. The US and Europe supported UN-led diplomatic negotiations from the beginning, but no country has made Libya ...

13.01.2020

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... with Turkey and Iran, oil price arrangements with Saudi Arabia and newly revived military ties with Egypt. It is again a player of some consequence in Libya, a power to which many Lebanese look to help them hold their country together, and a would-be security broker between Iran and the Gulf States — all this while maintaining an intimate relationship with Israel. Today, such a degree of involvement with the Middle East obviously stands out in the Russian foreign policy landscape. Tomorrow, this is unlikely to be an exception. Already for some time, Moscow, in parallel with Washington, has been pursuing a political settlement in Afghanistan. This requires ...

19.11.2019

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... anniversary of the first Bonn conference, in order to renew the so-called mutual commitment to a table, democratic and prosperous future for Afghanistan. In addition, the participants of the conference ought to shed lights on some issues such as governance, security, economic developments, regional cooperation, peace process and the way forward. The participants called for a political solution to achieve peace and security in Afghanistan, in order to ensure durable stability. Additionally, it was discussed ...

11.11.2019

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

... 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 ... ... groups. Now the question remains, whether the death of Al-Baghdadi would pave the way for ISIS to be eliminated. As a national security analyst I am rather skeptic, because his designated successor, Abdullah Qardash, who was already in control of the operational ...

30.10.2019

Syria after the Turkish invasion

... 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 to prevent Turkish and Syrian troops from being involved in direct combat and to ...

18.10.2019

Per Aspera ad Pax

... was that military intervention would clear the border territory east of the Euphrates of Kurdish forces, create a “buffer security zone” in Syria, and prepare the ground for the return of refugees. By maintaining its partnership with Turkey within ... ... they shared, Saudi Arabia was increasingly displeased with the Trump administration’s chaotic and unpredictable policy in the Middle East. There were apprehensions that the U.S. was preparing to withdraw from the region. The Saudis were no longer sure ...

14.10.2019
 

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