Ankara's Motives

Implications of Turkish Troops' Incursion into Iraq's Mosul City

Entry of Turkish troops into Mosul indicates that Iraq may enter into a new chapter of internal strife.

Marwa Waheed Marwa Waheed

Maritime Terrorism

Consequences for the Middle East

Maritime terrorist threats are no longer scenarios put forth by international think tanks and early warning centers

Mohammed Abdullah Younis Mohammed Abdullah Younis

Targeted Killings

Why terrorist groups do not breakdown after leaders' assassination

Terrorist groups resilience despite assassinations.

Suffocating ISIS

Phase One of Raqqa's Liberation Begins

Liberating Raqqa can be understood within the context of the US relying on YPG forces, which is met with objection by Turkey.

The Battle for Mosul

Challenges to liberating the last bastions of ISIS in Iraq

The battle to liberate Mosul is of paramount importance to various local, regional and international parties...

Dr. Muthana Al-Obeidi Dr. Muthana Al-Obeidi

Broken Peace

Houthis and Moscow Hindering Negotiations

The Houthi rebels' rejection of the drafted political solution, presented by the UN Special Envoy, reveals their maneuvering attempts.

Mazen al-Olaywi Mazen al-Olaywi