Category: Middle East

30.12.2017

Despite the challenges, trepidations and potential setbacks that may happen in the weeks and months of 2018, let us for a moment bask in the sunshine because of the effective elimination or near ejection and eradication of Daesh (the self-proclaimed […]

30.11.2017

  The United States is doing more to help than prevent Iran’s rise For its tough talk, the U.S.’ policies have left vaccums for Iran to fill In Iraq and Syria, Iranian influence grows while U.S. soft power fades The […]

28.11.2017

  The Syrian ‘de-escalation’ zones were sold as a way to reduce violence and facilitate But violence has persisted and aid to Eastern Ghouta near Damascus is dangerously restricted Meanwhile, Turkey appears to be using the agreement as a way […]

13.10.2017

It didn’t take long after the firework smoke cleared in Gaza for some Palestinians to start questioning whether a unity deal between their two most powerful factions would hold. Thousands took to the streets overnight celebrating the pact between Fatah […]

11.10.2017

  Private military contractors are being used all over the world in conflict zones Though they are being relied on more and more, they are dangerously unregulated International and domestic laws are under-equipped to prosecute them Their unregulated proliferation and […]