Why does North Korea Cling to its Nuclear Program?
Despite years of international blockade to refrain it from developing nuclear weapons, North Korea has never inclined to their demands.
What is the Significance of King Salman’s Visit to Russia?
King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s visit to Moscow, the first-ever by Saudi monarch to Russia, holds paramount significance.
Turkey’s Options to Hinder Kurdish Independence
Turkey did not anticipate that its former ally, Massoud Barzani, would go to such great lengths in holding the Kurdish independence referendum.
Why does Israel Support the Kurdish Independence?
The Israeli position runs contrary to most regional and international powers opposing the referendum
Is the Independence of the Iraqi Kurdish Region Possible?
The President of Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG), Masoud Barzani, proceeded with conducting an independence referendum.
French Mediation Efforts in the Libyan Crisis
France has resumed its intensified activity to push for a political settlement for the Libyan crisis.
Merkel's Fourth Term
Continuation of Consensus Politics in Germany
On September 24, 2017, Germany will hold national elections. Current Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for a fourth consecutive term.
Qatari Defiance and the Status of the GCC Crisis
More than three months since the start of the Qatar crisis, yet hopes of a swift resolution seem remote, to say the least.
The Alliance of Enemies
Will the Rebels' Front crack in Yemen?
Armed confrontations between Houthis and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh revealed tensions between both parties.
What does the Quick Finalization of the Battle of Tal Afar Mean?
Unlike the expectations, Iraqi forces finalized the battle of liberating Tal Afar quickly and with limited losses.
Do undeveloped Interests Drive Widening Disagreements among Allies in the Middle East?
In the Middle East, increasing divergence and regression now dominate relations between allies.
The future of Russia’s role in Libya after Haftar’s visit
Commander of the Libyan national army Khalifa Haftar’s discussions with Russia Foreign and Defense Ministers raised questions.
Faulty Contexts: Turkish options post-ISIS
Liberating Mosul from ISIS put Turkey before a difficult formula in Iraq
Former Enemies...Current Allies
Shift in Tehran's Foreign Policy
Recent reports in the international press revealed the increasing Iranian support to Taliban in Afghanistan.
General Raheel Sharif as the Head of IMAFT
The positioning of Pakistan’s Military Chief at the helm of IMAFT is a development that has become a focal issue in Pakistan.
Qatar’s Motives to “Politicize Hajj” Using the Iranian Approach
Qatar's call revealed the similarities between Iranian and Qatari policies in terms pf politicizing religious rituals.
The Paris Joint Declaration
An Unbalanced Partnership between Sarraj and Haftar
The meeting between the Prime Minister of the GNA Fayez al-Sarraj and General Khalifa Haftar on July 25th marked a significant step.
Turkish View Point
CHP as an Alternative
After the Constitutional referendum, intense light was shed on the main opposition party CHP, which was leading the “No” campaign.
Disharmony of Leaders
Motives for “Personal Revenge” Spread to International Relations
The impact of personal factors such as revenge, hatred, and disharmony between leaders has spread to the interactions between states.