A few decades ago, one widespread quote in the Arab world was that it was facing the danger of “partitioning what has already been partitioned.” Those days, several Arab capitals were run by leaders who hid their tribalism and sectarianism by claiming to be pan-Arabists and anti-imperialist globa
September 30, 2017
As uncertainty engulfs a bleeding Middle East, besieged by regional and global powers each pursuing their own agenda, dormant ambitions and sensitivities are waking up and finding the current situation suitable to express themselves.
September 23, 2017
There is a famous saying that “in politics, there is neither a lasting friendship nor a permanent enmity, but rather a permanent interest.” It is true. The most successful policies are the most realistic ones, in which pragmatism trumps principles.
August 07, 2017
Waiting for Washington’s position toward old nationalist Kurdish aspirations, at least in northern Syria, more interest is silently being accorded to what may be the most serious flashpoint in the Middle East today: Southern Syria.
July 03, 2017
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn provoked a storm of criticism when he said of the Manchester suicide bombing: “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and
June 02, 2017
In real democracies elections are a “means” not an “end.” This is not the case with other types of democracy; such as the democracies of cheap slogans, and 90 percent victories, which we have experienced in our countries, either to imitate others or to ingratiate ourselves to them in order to esc
April 29, 2017