A week is a long time in politics, as recent events in Syria have underlined once again.
April 10, 2018
What frightened Israel so much that it killed at least 17 unarmed Palestinians and injured hundreds more, who were among the tens of thousands of peaceful protesters gathering along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel last Friday?
April 04, 2018
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking preemptive steps in preparation for the possible unveiling of a new Middle East peace plan by the White House, which is most likely to be announced in the next two months.
March 13, 2018
This month began with a sinister sense of deja vu at a global level thanks to US President Donald Trump’s threat to drag the world into a trade war, which in his opinion is “a good thing,” and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s flamboyant unveiling of a new generation of nuclear-tipped interconti
March 06, 2018
Of all the admittedly limited options that are available to President Mahmoud Abbas to offset the repercussions of Donald Trump’s controversial proclamation on Jerusalem and his much-touted Middle East peace plan, ending inter-Palestinian schism is beyond doubt the most relevant and most effectiv
February 27, 2018
All was not well at last weekend’s high-profile annual Munich Security Conference. From afar it looked like key foreign leaders and top diplomats were on the same page by pointing to the daunting threats facing our world.
February 20, 2018
Syria has become a congested arena for many state and non-state combatants, each with its own agenda. So much so that a precarious incident such as last Saturday’s — when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli F-16 fighter jet over northern Galilee — appeared inevitable.
February 13, 2018
In a rare phenomenon, this year will see a number of legislative and presidential elections take place across the Arab world. Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and even Libya and Tunisia are all lining up to hold what can only be described as crucial elections.
February 06, 2018
The Syrian regime has never had it so good. It has seen a total reversal of fortunes since it faced almost certain defeat in the late summer of 2015, with a Russian military intervention in September of that year providing a new lease of life. That was a game-changer then, in a military sense.
January 30, 2018