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Analysis. The Syrian government army taken the Deraa region in the south of the country. President Bashar al-Assad now controls almost all of Syria, from Aleppo to the Jordanian bo[...]
Seven years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring everything would suggest that dictatorships have won but this is a simplistic conclusion. The existing dictatorships are in a deep[...]
 The American activist was killed by an Israeli bulldozer operator on March 16, 2003, as she protested the destruction of Palestinian homes during the second Intifada   by Mic[...]
Erdogan has denied that he wants to annex Afrin to Turkey. Those who doubt his intentions may view raising the Turkish flag in the heart of the city as the first step towards its &[...]
Moscow is leveraging Turkish operations against the YPG in Afrin to weaken US influence in Syria and push the Kurds to negotiate with Damascus[...]
Though skeptical of religion, in theory, the left seems much more tolerant of Islam than it has been of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, or any other religion. The left is tolerant[...]
The main problem with Abbas’s speech is that he did not offer a comprehensive vision based on a review of previous experience that ends in proposing a viable alternative, wri[...]
During a week of protests, state institutions, the media and political parties used a variety of techniques to keep the opposition leaderless[...]
Without an agreement on a national program the inter-Palestinian [Fatah/Hamas] split cannot be ended. Without national unity, it is impossible to move forward, either peacefully vi[...]
A survey of the local and international military forces currently deployed in the region provides an idea of how intense the ‘Great Game’ that is unfolding in the regio[...]