• Algeria’s Military Changes and New Doctrine

    ANALYSIS

    In Algeria, the military power structure is a full institution that leads ultimately to the defense minister. Usually, in Algeria, the president keeps the defense minister's portfolio for himself as the new president, President Abdelmadjid...

  • Analysis of Territorial Control in Northwestern Syria and the HTS’S Role

    ANALYSIS

    Recently, north western Syria witnessed many changes in the positions of control and influence, and these changes were usually linked to changes in the political and international reality regarding Syria. The current analysis will not clarify a date...

  • Saudi Arabia Casting Shadow Over Morocco-Turkey Economic Relations

    OPINION

    After the UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, announced their support for Morocco in the Western Sahara crisis, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on 29th October that they recognized Morocco's sovereignty in Western Sahara and...

  • Turkey as an Actor of Stability in Lebanon: Responses and Scenarios

    OPINION

    Turkey began to increase its presence in the Levant because of the civil war in Syria, and also had to establish a presence in North Africa in the following years in relation to the developments in Libya. Turkey’s emergence as a permanent...

  • What will a Biden Presidency Mean for Iraq?

    OPINION

    Since the US invasion in 2003, American presidential elections have been eagerly watched in Iraq, with any change in leadership likely to directly impact the country. Former vice president Joe Biden is projected to be the 46th US president after...

  • Is ISIS Being Revived by the YPG in Syria?

    OPINION

    Thousands, if not more, of ISIS members and their families who are held in camps and prisons in the region under the terrorist organization YPG/PKK’s (People's Protection Units/ Kurdistan Workers Party) control in the northeast of Syria,...

  • A New Algeria: Between A Bittersweet New Constitution and Politics of Doubt

    OPINION

    Algerians went to the polls for a second time in less than a year in the aftermath of the fall of Ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to back constitutional reforms set by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune last winter. A low turnout among the voters was...

  • Recent French Interventions in the Sahel

    POLICY BRIEF

    In an effort to establish law and order in Mali, President Macron, like his predecessor President Hollande, recently wore the military uniform and is acting as Commander-in-Chief. On his inaugural day in May 2017 he visited the French troops in Mali...

  • UAE's Delusional Accusations Against Turkey's Presence in the Gulf

    OPINION

    Repeated statements, made through direct press releases and Twitter posts, can become official opinion at some point. Case in point, how the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials argue that Turkey's foreign policy toward the Middle East is...

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Saudi Arabia Casting Shadow Over Morocco-Turkey Economic Relations

After the UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, announced their support for Morocco in the Western Sahara crisis, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin...

Turkey as an Actor of Stability in Lebanon: Responses and Scenarios

Turkey began to increase its presence in the Levant because of the civil war in Syria, and also had to establish a presence in North Africa in the...

What will a Biden Presidency Mean for Iraq?

Since the US invasion in 2003, American presidential elections have been eagerly watched in Iraq, with any change in leadership likely to directly...

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Recent French Interventions in the Sahel

In an effort to establish law and order in Mali, President Macron, like his predecessor President Hollande, recently wore the military uniform and...

Algerian-Turkish Relations: From Alienation to A Need For Strategic Ties

After a long distant friendship between Algeria and Turkey in the post-WWII period, both states are now struggling to develop political and...

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act and the United Arab Emirates

Unlike the other sanctions introduced against the Assad regime during the civil war, the Caesar Syria Protection Act, which was adopted by the US...

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Algeria’s Military Changes and New Doctrine

In Algeria, the military power structure is a full institution that leads ultimately to the defense minister. Usually, in Algeria, the president...

Analysis of Territorial Control in Northwestern Syria and the HTS’S Role

Recently, north western Syria witnessed many changes in the positions of control and influence, and these changes were usually linked to changes...

The UAE-Israel Normalization: Political and Social Implications

The United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has stood out among the most important US allies in the Middle East particularly since 2016. Even when Trump...