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Israel tackles Trump’s Syrian blues

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Government officials can be broadly put into two categories — those who take to bureaucratic skullduggery like fish to water and...

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

Tehran attacks: Is the US-Saudi-Israel team getting ahead of Iran?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Even by American standards, the White House statement on the terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday will stand out as a...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

US-Iran ties: Has the US kicked the hornet’s nest?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | I have in my personal collection a riveting document relating to the great plunder of the state resources of post-Soviet Russia...

Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir | From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...

Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes...

James M. Dorsey | With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

Turkey asks US for exemption from ban on electronics during flights

Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan wrote to the US government asking for exemption of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport from a recently imposed ban on electronic...

Human rights violation in Sudan in the name of Sharia’h

Minahil Toor | Authoritarian regimes running on religious basis have always helped dictators keep their public quiet. Similar is the case of Sudan where we...

Difficult 2016 for Saudi Arabia? Worse to come in 2017

By James M. Dorsey 2016 was not a good year for Saudi Arabia. Sharply lower oil prices sparked a domestic financial crisis that is forcing...

Russia Says Aleppo Combat Has Ceased; Residents Disagree

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russian officials said Thursday that the Syrian Army had stopped combat operations in the divided city of Aleppo in order to...

Lebanon chooses a president supported by Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanon's lawmakers elected Michel Aoun, an lran-backed politician and former general, as president Monday, ending more than two years the country has gone without a...

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