• The Far-Right in Europe: The PEGIDA Case as a Transnational Movement

    ANALYSIS

    After the Second World War, a new order was established in Western Europe with the support of the USA, the leader of the Western side of the Cold War. The idea of European integration, which became concrete with the European Coal and Steel Community...

  • Algeria: Hirak’s Achievements vs. Hirak is The Solution

    OPINION

    Algerians are still wondering about the February 22, 2019 peaceful Hirak’s achievements and animosity. According to the realist analysts, a large majority of Algerians agree on two important factors: the fall of the mask of fear and the...

  • The Story of Tarhuna: the Kani Brothers and Mass Graves

    OPINION

    Not only the corpses of those associated with any political or military group but also a remarkable number of civilians, including women and children, are found in the mass graves discovered in Tarhuna since the Government of National Accord (GNA)...

  • Analysis of the Increasing YPG Attacks on the Safe Zones in Syria

    OPINION

    The regions in northern Syria that were cleansed of terror by the operations Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Peace Spring led by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) together with the Syrian National Army (SNA) components are now targeted by the...

  • A Review of 2020 and Expectations From 2021: KRG

    ANALYSIS

    The year 2020 added new problems to the ongoing problems of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that had been started in previous years. Talks on the issues between the federal and regional governments continued with Baghdad, with whom...

  • Biden’s Decisions Related to Yemen: Is it a Step Towards Peace or Unforced Concessions to Iran?

    OPINION

    “This war has to end…. we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” These were the words of Biden in his first presidential foreign policy address in the State...

  • The Never-Ending “Arab Spring” of Iraq

    OPINION

    Following the first “Arab Spring” which started when street seller Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17, 2010 in Tunisia, a second wave of the revolts started sweeping across Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq and continued...

  • Iraq Assessment 2020: Foreign Policy and Expectations for 2021

    ANALYSIS

    Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who became the fifth Prime Minister of Iraq in the post-2005 period, after forming the government on May 6, 2020, showed that Iraqi foreign policy would be built upon three basic principles as laid out in the government programme...

  • Background of PYD-KNC Union Meetings in Syria

    OPINION

    PYD spokesperson Sema Begdaş announced on January 17th that the union meetings of the PYD- Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) will resume in February 2021. Two days after Begdaş announced that the negotiations for the Kurdish unity would c...

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Algeria: Hirak’s Achievements vs. Hirak is The Solution

Algerians are still wondering about the February 22, 2019 peaceful Hirak’s achievements and animosity. According to the realist analysts, a...

The Story of Tarhuna: the Kani Brothers and Mass Graves

Not only the corpses of those associated with any political or military group but also a remarkable number of civilians, including women and...

Analysis of the Increasing YPG Attacks on the Safe Zones in Syria

The regions in northern Syria that were cleansed of terror by the operations Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Peace Spring led by the Turkish...

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Is it Possible for Iraq to Normalize Relations with Israel?

US President Donald Trump who followed pro-Israeli policies in the Middle East after taking office in 2017, displayed intense diplomatic...

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...

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The Far-Right in Europe: The PEGIDA Case as a Transnational Movement

After the Second World War, a new order was established in Western Europe with the support of the USA, the leader of the Western side of the Cold...

A Review of 2020 and Expectations From 2021: KRG

The year 2020 added new problems to the ongoing problems of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that had been started in previous years....

Iraq Assessment 2020: Foreign Policy and Expectations for 2021

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who became the fifth Prime Minister of Iraq in the post-2005 period, after forming the government on May 6, 2020, showed that...