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U.S. and Southern Syria.

U.S. and Southern Syria.

According to  an article written by EHUD YA’ARI (is a Lafer International Fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy) and published by Foreign Affairs, “Washington’s first priority should be…

Saudi Arabia with military base in Djibouti to control Mandeb Strait and the Suez-Aden canal

Saudi Arabia with military base in Djibouti  to control Mandeb Strait and the Suez-Aden canal

  Djibouti, a resource-poor nation of 14,300 square miles and 875,000 people in the Horn of Africa, rarely makes international headlines. But between its relative stability and strategic location—20 miles…

Syria: Saudis want troops on the ground.

Syria:  Saudis want troops on the ground.

  Saudi Arabia recently announced that the kingdom was prepared to dispatch ground forces to Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS). Days after the Saudi announcement, the United Arab Emirates…

Interview with Russian political analyst Sergey Karaganov, about Moscow´s policy in Middle East.

Interview with Russian political analyst Sergey Karaganov, about Moscow´s policy in Middle East.

On February 15, 2016, the Russian weekly magazine The New Times published an interview with political analyst Sergey Karaganov, dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at…

Europe an Western countries must balance diplomacy in Saudi-Iran escalation.

Europe an Western countries must balance diplomacy in Saudi-Iran escalation.

Introduction by Victor Bjorgan Barrios.- Western approach to the Iran-Saudi crisis is not so complicated.  Going forward it will be crucial for the West to safeguard the Syrian Peace talks.…

How 2016 might look like in the Middle East, according to Landon Schroder.

How 2016 might look like in the Middle East, according to Landon Schroder.

Landon Shroder provides a round-up of where 2015 finished and what 2016 might look like in the Middle East, he says: “ISIL must be defeated on four military fronts for any…

Saudi Arabia executed Shiite cleric increasing rivalry with Iran

Saudi Arabia executed Shiite cleric increasing rivalry with Iran

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday and gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom, marking a swift escalation in a strategic and sectarian…

Russia´s intervention in Syria brought gains for Putin.

Russia´s  intervention in Syria brought gains for Putin.

“What can be said about Russia’s military intervention in Syria is that it allows Putin to dangle the Asad carrot in front of both Iran and Saudi Arabia, exploiting their…

Leading UK/European Imams launched publication “Haqiqah” to counter extremist views like ISIL.

Leading UK/European Imams launched publication “Haqiqah” to counter extremist views like ISIL.

A new online magazine, focused on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s propaganda and instead spreading a moderate and peaceful view of Islam, is being published by a…

Obama´s strategic vision for the Middle East.

Obama´s strategic vision for the Middle East.

In an article published by Foreign Affairs, Marc Lynch affirms that “critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East strategy often complain that Obama lacks a strategic vision. This is…