Red Sea Alliance
Containing Threats in a Turbulent Regional Order
Saudi Arabia declared the inauguration of an alliance including six countries on the coast of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Time for Ties
Saudi-Emirati Security Architectures in the MENA Region
The Arab tour of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, can be seen through different lenses of analysis.
How the recent tripartite attack on Syria took place
The strikes come against the backdrop of the accusations levelled against the regime’s forces of using chemical weapons.
Israeli Motives for Changing the Rules of the Game in Syria
The latest Israeli attack is a message of protest against the exclusion of Tel Aviv’s interests from the recent arrangements in Syria.
Exposure to Extremism
How Prisons Turn from an Instrument of Restraint to Terrorist-hotbeds
The discourse of distress and injustice that terrorist organizations rely on -often- turn prisons into spaces that serve their interest
A War of Necessity
What if there Was No Intervention in Yemen?
Rising criticism in western media questioning the rationale of this war and demanding its abrupt stop requires further investigation.
What does the Israeli Involvement in Syria Reveal?
Military tensions between Israel and the Assad regime have shown a rise in hybrid wars between stakeholders engaged in Syria.
Has Turkey Resorted to a Deal with Russia to Intervene in Syria?
International mediations and superpowers’ pressures failed to put an end to Turkey’s intention to intervene militarily in Afrin.
Balance of Threat
Determinants of Resolving the Syrian crisis in 2018
The fate of Syria in 2018 is arguably tied to keeping a balance between Iran, Turkey and Russia.
The Syrian-Iraqi Border
A Highway for Instability
The Syrian-Iraqi border will be decisive for the fate of Iraq and Syria’s stabilization, or it could turn into a highway for instability
Opportunities and challenges for Transatlantic Community
On December 11, PESCO was officially launched at the EU Foreign Affairs Council, eight years after the ratification of the Lisbon Treat
Following a period of relative calm, al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen movement (al-Shabaab) re-emerged on the scene in Somalia.
Securing Big Events
Disasters in Reverse
From the point of view of a Safety, Security, Defense, Emergency and Crisis management professionals, events are disasters in reverse.
How Did bin Laden Manage His Alliances with Iran and Muslim Brotherhood?
Amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran, the CIA has released a trove of documents of former al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.
Despite terrorist threats in North Africa, Algeria did not witness terrorist operations ever since the In Amenas hostage crisis.
Bahrain's War on Terrorism
Iran has prioritized deploying IRGC and Hezbollah cells to radicalize, arm, train and lead an insurgency against Bahrain’s government.
Divided We Stay
The Prospects of Inter-Kurdish Fighting in Iraq
The failure of the Iraqi Kurdish secession movement can be explained through lingering historical divisions among Iraqi Kurds.
Significances of the Iraqi Swift Victory in the Battle for Kirkuk
The rapid advance by Iraqi forces in Kirkuk raised multiple questions about the significance of the recent military operation.