2018 Calculations

Why does Turkey Resort to Hard Power in Tacking Regional Crises?

It can be argued that the current Turkish foreign policy is based on the ideas of Prof. Ahmet Davuoglu, as illustrated in his book.

Khorshid Delli

Strength Points:

The Relative Differences between al-Qaeda Branches in the Region

Al-Qaeda enjoys an unprecedented organizational strength and geographical expansion, due to the growing power of its offshoots.

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The Ideological Triangle:

How does Turkey manage its relations with Sudan and Qatar?

Seemingly, Sudan may turn into a convergence point for a new alliance or regional axis comprising Turkey and Qatar.

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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

Eleonora Ardemagni

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.

Dr. Radwa Ammar

How Friday Sermons Reflected Middle East Interactions in 2017?

Friday sermons served as a mirror reflecting developments that occurred in 2017 and highlighted significant political topics and issues

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Critical Juncture

Military and Political Messages behind the Tartus and Hmeimim Attacks

The attacks which targeted the Russian Hmeimim air base and Tartus naval base in Syria marked a new juncture in the Syrian conflict.

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'Not an Alliance'

An Assessment of the Iranian-Turkish Relations

The only issue agreed upon between Turkey and Iran with regards to their regional concerns is to preserve the status quo.

Orhan Gafarli

Afrin Operation

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.

Abdel Latif Hegazy

Opportunity or Threat

How is the Iranian Media Covering Turkey’s Intervention in Syria’s Afrin?

Turkey’s military intervention in Afrin, Syria, has triggered hot debate between experts and opinion writers of Iranian newspapers.

Ali Atif

New Stage

Have the Rules of Engagement in the Syrian Conflict Changed?

Russia was able to defuse the latest confrontation, there are numerous indications that the calculus of the allies in Syria is changing

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Tangible Deterrence

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.

Mohammed Abdullah Younis

Signs of Containment

Can the East Mediterranean Avoid a Scenario of Military Escalation?

The increasing pace of exploration for new natural gas reserves in the east Mediterranean has caused an escalation of disputes.

Ibrahim al-Ghitani

Cloning Chaos

Why National Salvation Governments Fail in the Arab Region

There are several factors that explain the failure in the performance of national salvation governments in the Arab region.

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Changing Alliances

Consequences of Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria's Crisis

Dr. Radwa Ammar