• A New Era in Turkey-Saudi Arabia Relations

    OPINION

    The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey has announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia upon an invitation made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz. This visit to Saudi Arabia, first and foremost, represents an important...

  • Iraqi Kurdish politics is in gridlock over minority representation

    OPINION

    The main Iraqi Kurdish parties remain on opposing sides in the continuing political battle over the shape of Iraq’s next government. The principal dividing line is between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of...

  • China’s Iraq investments and its growing foothold in the Middle East

    OPINION

    Despite ongoing regional and global turmoil, China hasn’t ceased its investments in the Middle East. A recent report from Fudan University in Shanghai revealed that Beijing secured a new construction deal in Iraq for around $10.5...

  • Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Egypt’s Stance and Policy Dilemma

    OPINION

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a shockwave in the international arena, causing massive and strong condemnation toward Moscow while also resulting in a turbulent economic environment on the global scale. Egypt, like all other states,...

  • The Background of Bashar al-Assad’s Visit to the UAE

    OPINION

    On March 18, 2022, Bashar al-Assad paid  a visit  to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and held meetings first with Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum and then with Muhammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince. While most national...

  • Repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine war for Africa

    OPINION

    The transformation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Donbass region into an all-out war on Feb. 24 has led to global economic and security concerns. In this context, the reactions of African countries to the Russian intervention, how the...

  • Implications of the Russian-Ukrainian War on the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

    OPINION

    Whatever the military and political consequences of the Russian military invasion of Ukrainian territory on February 24 are, and even if the assault stops, this war has triggered a clear global confrontation between the West and Russia. Besides,...

  • The Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War on the Maghreb Region

    OPINION

    The relations between the former Soviet Union and each Maghreb country were not at the same level and have not followed the same pattern due to the political and ideological orientations that these countries adopted after their independence. Algeria...

  • Illegal and Unreported Fishing in Arab Zones

    POLICY BRIEF

    Arab waters have high fisheries production potential, stretching from Mauritania and Morocco’s coasts to the Atlantic Ocean on the West to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean on the East through the Mediterranean Sea, in addition to several...

Opinion See All

A New Era in Turkey-Saudi Arabia Relations

The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey has announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia upon an invitation...

Iraqi Kurdish politics is in gridlock over minority representation

The main Iraqi Kurdish parties remain on opposing sides in the continuing political battle over the shape of Iraq’s next government. The...

China’s Iraq investments and its growing foothold in the Middle East

Despite ongoing regional and global turmoil, China hasn’t ceased its investments in the Middle East. A recent report from Fudan...

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Illegal and Unreported Fishing in Arab Zones

Arab waters have high fisheries production potential, stretching from Mauritania and Morocco’s coasts to the Atlantic Ocean on the West to...

Changes in the US Presence and Objectives in Syria

Through three successive White House administrations, the US linked its presence in Syria to the war on terrorism, then represented by ISIS, which...

Drug Smuggling in Syria: Involvement by Assad Regime and Complication on Regional Countries

Cases of detection of huge shipments of Captagon pills inside commercial goods coming from Syria are increasing in a number of regional and Arab...

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The Historical Process of PUK and Intra-Party Leadership Struggles

One of the historical breaking points for the Kurds in Iraq occurred when Ibrahim Ahmed left the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in 1975, which...

The Spread of Insecurity from North Africa to the Sahel and the Questioning of French Regional Presence

Today, the global security agenda is concentrated on countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, especially within the context of non-state...

Increasing Attacks of Shia Militia Groups and the Future of Us Forces in Iraq

The Iraq region has witnessed many conflicts and turmoil with the US invasion in 2003. After 2003, many non-state actors other than the legitimate...