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Daesh´s scorched-earth strategy to make Irak unlivable for its inhabitants.

Daesh´s scorched-earth strategy to make Irak unlivable for its inhabitants.

From the moment Islamic State fighters surged into the Iraqi city of Mosul and then pushed deep into Kurdish-held territory in the summer of 2014, residents of Dibis have looked…

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…

Russia warns US in response to ceasefire violations in Syria

Russia warns US in response to ceasefire violations in Syria

Russia on Monday warned the United States that it will start responding to cease-fire violations in Syria unilaterally starting Tuesday if the U.S. refuses to coordinate rules of engagement against…

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…

ISIL focusing to attack more on Europe.

ISIL focusing to attack more on Europe.

The ISIL group has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency Europol…

ISIL affiliate with terrorist attacks in Cairo.

ISIL affiliate with terrorist attacks in Cairo.

On Jan. 21, days before the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s fabled revolution, police in Cairo raided a slum in the crowded Ahram neighborhood. Booby-trapped bombs went off in a scene…

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…

Acc to BND, Saudi Arabia adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”.

Acc to BND, Saudi Arabia adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”.

At the end of last year the BND, the German intelligence agency, published a remarkable one-and-a-half-page memo saying that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”. It portrayed…

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…