Daesh has officially claimed responsibility for the attack in Karak, 127 km south of Amman, killing 14 of the Jordanian security forces in addition to some civilians who were nearby the site of the incident. The four Daesh members who stormed the governorate with their machine guns and …Read More »
Do the Tragedies of Syria Signal the End of Arab Revolutions?
Just as the catastrophic Anglo-American invasion of Iraq brought an end to epic Western military adventures in the Middle East, so the tragedy of Syria ensures that there will be no more Arab revolutions. And it’s taken just 13 bloodsoaked years – from 2003 to 2016 – to …Read More »
The victory in Aleppo paves the way for a new Middle East
The control of the Syrian Army of Aleppo is conducive to a new map of the Middle East in the coming few years as Aleppo was expected to be the hub for fighters in Syria and Iraq, functioning as a springboard towards other countries. Armed opposition fighters belonging …Read More »
Why Everything We’re Hearing About Aleppo Right Now Could Be Wrong
As the Russian U.N. envoy announces that its military operation in Aleppo is complete, I’m in two minds about the war that has ravaged the Syrian city. I’m in two minds because the mass media has published extensive reports on the fact that the Russian and Syrian authorities …Read More »
Russia sending Chechen special forces to Syria
According to Russian media reports, two of Chechnya’s most elite battalions will be deployed to Syria and tasked with protect the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia. Rare footage released by Russia TV this week, revealed to the world that Russian special forces units are already on the ground …Read More »
How will the GCC-US ties be in 2017? Will Oman remain a permanent member of the GCC after 2016?
The call for joining Jordan and Morocco to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) amidst rejection from Qatar is deemed by some analysts as a sign to replace Oman. If this happens, the GCC will consist of 7 members. However, the coming GCC summit in Bahrain with the attendance of …Read More »
New Turkey: Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Geopolitics and Kurdish Question
The geopolitical and geostrategic interests and balance in Turkey, due to its current Islamist Government lead by the authoritarian President Erdogan, have changed the country in last 15 years to an unrecognizable degree. In my personal opinion it’s hard to continue to define Turkey as an ally to …Read More »
President Bashar al-Assad: “It’s our Right to Defend our Country against any Kind of Invasion”
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to RTP TV channel (Portugal). Following is the full text: Question 1: Mr. President, let’s start with Aleppo if you don’t mind. There are still thousands of civilians trapped, trying to survive in a sort of sub-human conditions in …Read More »
Assad Must Stay: US Policy Shift In Syria?
According to the Washington Post, President Obama did a 180 degree turn in Syria and will begin attacking al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the country. The five year “Assad must go” strategy lies in tatters, as Assad will likely still be in power when it’s time for Obama to go. …Read More »