Authored by James M. Dorsey via Al-Masdar News, Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threatens to turn Turkey’s military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK into a regional imbroglio. Show More Summary
You can save up to 25 percent on the winter sale of 2018 — also known as The Places You Can Explore promotion — for stays at greater than 180 participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hyatt in at least 80...Show More Summary
While the war against Daesh is drawing to a close in Iraq and Syria, and the war against the pseudo-Kurdistan seems to have been avoided, several States of the Greater Middle East are regaining the initiative. Profiting from the fluidity...Show More Summary
King Salman’s trip, the first state visit by a Saudi monarch, is a sign of the shifting dynamics in the Middle East as Russia assumes a greater role.
A spaceship-like observatory is set to land atop a Cyprus mountain. Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects got the green light for a space science center that will give NASA greater research coverage over the Middle East. Located in the Troodos...Show More Summary
Continuing his analysis of Donald Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East, Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that, contrary to current opinion, the US President has not changed his strategy. Breaking with his predecessors, he is attempting...Show More Summary
President Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East is beginning to materialise. While up until now, the United States and their allies have been attempting to destroy states and impose chaos, they are now legitimising alliances against the jihadists. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East. The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new president seemed to identify the key pillars that have supported U.S. Show More Summary
Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran. Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greaterShow More Summary
It is fashionable in the West to talk about the « compatibility of Islam and democracy » or « Islam and secularism ». These issues suggest that by nature Islam is clerical, and therefore not a religion, but a political current. Consequently, the most « radical » Muslims are terrorists and vice versa. Show More Summary
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Not that anyone in a position of power seems to notice, but there’s a simple rule for American military involvement in the Greater Middle East: once the U.S. gets in, no matter the country, it never truly gets out again. Show More Summary
The best result is "don't invade." Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped. Sure, Washington traded in George W. Show More Summary
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully pushed through a national referendum giving him powers greater than any head of state since the sultans. Americans accustomed to pro-democratic rhetoric from the U.S. were surprised that President Donald Trump called the increasingly authoritarian leader to congratulate him on the narrow victory. Show More Summary
Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars...
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, historians Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim wrote an interesting New York Times op-ed on why the last 15 years of failed American wars across the Greater Middle East seem to have taught our military and civilian leadership absolutely nothing. Show More Summary
By William J. Astore / TomDispatch President Trump’s talk of finally winning again is a recipe for prolonging wars guaranteed to create more chaos and more failed states in the Greater Middle East, and possibly beyond.
Palm Sunday attacks on Tanta and Alexandria churches leave dozens dead and injured Christians in the Middle East are threatened to a much greater extent than Muslims, yet we have no system in place to prioritize their applications to come...
“For the greater part of my life, I’ve seen the devastation wrought by American involvement in the Middle East”