Month: November 2016

Success and failure of Erdoğan’s military policy in Iraq

The last few years Turkey is demonstrating a sort of forceful engagement in the Middle East, whose most recent display has been the Operation Euphrates Shield. Such over-activism however does not appear to beget any remarkably positive outcomes, hence raising...

/ 24 November 2016

A new era of Lebanese incoherent alliances

After two years of deadlock, Michel Aoun has been appointed president with a political move that many might have considered impossible until the moment it happened. The acquiescence of Hezbollah to form a new Lebanese government with Sa’ad Hariri as...

/ 21 November 2016

Yemen: Is there any realistic path ahead?

Since October, Yemen is divided among Houthi rebels, the recognized government of President 'Abd Rabbih Mansur Hadi, and the terrorists of Al Qaeda and ISIS. At the same time, the Saudi coalition continued bombing against Houthi's controlled areas. We need...

/ 11 November 2016