Middle East

Peace Deal of the Century, or Biggest Mistake of the Century?

Israel and Palestine have been in a brutal skirmish over territory, religion, ethnicity, and the basic tenet of identity, since 1948. With arguments stemming...

Can the Assassination of General Soleimani Be a Windfall for the Middle East?

Without going into the details of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, this paper argues that the killing of Soleimani at this time would...
Firing Nasr-1 Missile from a truck launcher

Will European Powers Be Able to Defuse Tensions Between Washington and Teheran?

Ordered by President Trump, the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani electrifies the Middle East. The Leader of the al-Quds Force, the elite unit of...

Will Saudi-UAE Relations Improve With Qatar Following the Gulf Cup?

Last month Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates participated in the Gulf Cup in Qatar, a significant moment considering that it was the...
Imam Ayatollah Ali Khameini

Uncertainty in the Middle East and the Washington-New Delhi-Islamabad Triangle

The recent developments in the Persian Gulf over the past few days are likely to have strong ramifications well beyond the region both in...
General Qassem Soleimani and Imam Khamenei

The US and Iran’s Ladder of Escalation: A Quagmire That Could Shape the New...

Every decade has been marked by a defining moment that would eventually shape the conduct of international politics and the world at large. The...
General Qassem Soleimani

Geopolitical Repercussions of Killing General Soleimani

Global attention is fixed on the possible ramifications of the US drone strike which killed Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander (who headed...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Will Turkey’s Increased Involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean Exacerbate Tensions in the Region?

Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are likely to rise after President Erdogan and the head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayaz...
F-16 Fighting Falcon of Turkish Air Force

The Conflict With Kurds: Turkey’s Actions in Syria

Making up 7% to 10% population of Syria, the Kurds have been a highly marginalised community living in the northern part of Syria but...