The US needs Europe to end the 'forever wars' in the Middle East

2020 Nov 09

The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East.


Is China Helping Saudi Arabia to Build a Nuclear Bomb?

2020 Aug 08

Until Journal reporters asked the Saudis for comment, Riyadh had not acknowledged the existence of the plant. In terms of international protocols, that’s sort of OK but it suggests a lack of openness inconsistent with peaceful intent.


Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

2020 Aug 04

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo’s ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkeys intervention on the Tripoli government’s behalf, Egypts involvement could escalate the war d


Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

2020 Jul 29

One must hope that China and the United States will eventually arrive at an understanding that great-power competition does not preclude cooperation to resolve major global challenges.


Sino American Relations Continue to Sour

2020 Jul 23

If anyone thought that Chinese American relations could not get worse, they were wrong, as President Trump and the State Department ratcheted


Is Cairo Going to War?

2020 Jun 28

The Egyptian military may intervene in neighboring Libya, but it likely wants to avoid a major confrontation.


The Militia Movement in America

2020 Jun 24

After keeping out of sight for much of Trump’s presidency, the American militia movement is making itself felt. In the last few weeks, the Michigan militias protected monuments in Hillsdale, Michigan and others were involved in a shooting in New Mexico,


Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

2020 Jun 24

It is well known that Israel possesses enormous firepower and strong armed forces for land, sea, and air combat, and is better equipped than any other army in the Middle East.


The Lure of Blood Money

2020 Jun 22

Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.


Pandemic politics: Will COVID-19 exacerbate or mitigate conflicts in Libya and Syria?

2020 May 27

Will COVID-19 prolong conflict in Libya and Syria, or will such wars exacerbate the pandemics spread?


Iran is retreating from the Iraqi political scene

2020 May 23

Under pressure, the Islamic Republic is reassessing its strategy and telling allied factions that Tehran will mostly leave politics to the Iraqis


New American Military Tactics

2020 Mar 19

Journalists point of view


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