Are Insurgencies Truly Over in Syria?
June 11, 2019

Are Insurgencies Truly Over in Syria?

May 24, 2019

A Survey of Arab Youth highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

April 29, 2019

The Virtual Islamic State

March 19, 2019

Yemen’s Unending Agony

February 24, 2019

Islamic State – the Worldwide Caliphate that never was

Levant & Mesopotamia

Are Insurgencies Truly Over in Syria?

While the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of its statelet in Iraq and Syria, the war against the remnants of the organization is not over, despite President Trump’s claim to the contrary.[1] Anti-Assad rebels still control various parts of Syria with non-ISIS jihadis controlling

Arabian Peninsula

Yemen’s Unending Agony

The people of Yemen are in desperate straits.  The vicious conflict that has engulfed the nation has led to the worst humanitarian crisis in today’s world.  At this moment the vast majority of Yemenis – four out of every five, or more than 24 million people – need assistance to survive.  Nearly a

Northern Africa

Sudan Ablaze

Back in June 1989 a Colonel Omar al-Bashir led a bloodless military coup in Sudan. Once he had ousted the previous regime, it was not long before he assumed full executive and legislative powers, declared himself President and established a dictatorship.  He held sway in Sudan for a full 30 year

Turkey & Iran

Mounting Tension with Iran Sheds a Light on Dynamics of US Geopolitics

Mounting tension between the Trump administration and Iran are likely to shed light on US dynamics shaping today’s geopolitical environment. (more…)

Mashreq–Worldwide Relations

Russian Iranian Strains Raise Spectre of US-Israeli-Russian Deal on Syria

With Israel set to host an unprecedented meeting of the national security advisors of the United States, Russia and Israel, this week’s efforts by German foreign minister Heiko Maas and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to mediate between the US and Iran could prove to be a sideshow. (more&he