Middle East Political & Social Issues
The Israeli Dilemma: Iranian Nukes
After so many years of trying to halt the Iranians from acquiring the nuclear bomb, the reality is that neither Israel nor the USA could not prevent it. That said, Israel and the West are now at the crossroads.
Isis-K Who Are They and Why Haven’t We Heard About Them Until Recently?
ISIS-K recently took credit for the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, but most of the world hasn't heard of this group until now.
Kunduz, Sultan Khil, Kandahar Mass Surrender of Afghan Army
These three situations illustrate just how pathetic is the Afghan Army when fighting the ragtag Taliban.
Iran's Kamikaze Drone Attacks the Mercer Street Israeli Tanker
Iran has shown the world that its continued pursuit of drone technology has reached a high degree of sophistication that they previously did not have. This opens a new door.
The Most Durable and Important Leaders of the Middle East
The Middle East is a very important region. It is however divided into its present shape by the Anglo-French agreement of 1916 known as the Spykes-picot agreement. It was carved out of the Ottoman-ruled area after the Caliphate collapsed at the end of WW I
Hark Back to the Past: How the USA Lost Influence in Iraq
Iraq fell out of the US orbit after a military coup by Lt Gen Kaseem in 1958 and after that despite an invasion by Bush America has lost everything in Iraq.
The Consequences of a US and Israeli War Against Iran
This is a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of a US and Israeli war against Iran. But will Benjamin Netanyahu ever be happy without going to war against Iran? It seems unlikely and this is a very complex issue with no easy answer.
President Biden Bends Over For Iran On Nuclear Agreement
As so many had predicted, Biden is doing almost anything to get the Iranians back to adhering to Obama-Iran agreement of 2015, which Biden was VP then. Another sad chapter for the Middle East.
COVID-19 has prompted transgender groups in Asia and the Pacific to take action
transgender groups in Asia and the Pacific to take action
An Anchor of Stability in Arab World and Middle East in Current Strategic Game
Arabs point of view on the current strategic atmosphere of the Middle East
The Silent Foreign Invasion of Libya
As much of the world fights the Covid-19 virus and attention is distracted from Libya, a quiet foreign invasion has been happening to this broken country to control its huge oil fields and position in the Middle East. One country is adversarial, the other a NATO country.
Turkish Involvement in Middle East, Strategic Cost and Advantages
The strategic game of Turkey and its objectives and cost.
Cost of Conflict, Regular and Irregular Wars in the Middle East, an Israel’s Perspective
In all regular wars, Israeli success stories are everywhere in world. But now a new category of warfare in the front of Israel. The irregular war is a novel concept for which Israel is not ready.
Trump's Endgame in the Middle East
As Trump's reign as POTUS finally ends, his scorched earth policy to make things a mess for Biden-the new president elect and Israel's political chaos, is deploying a lot of firepower in the Persian Gulf. Why?
The influence of the Brotherhood in the Middle East
Spreading chaos ,Destruction and revolutions
Escalation in Idlib & Aleppo Countryside: No Gains for Erdogan
Just before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, armed factions with Turkish artillery and missile support launched attacks on several axes in the rural areas of Aleppo and Idlib, apparently in an attempt to achieve gains.
The concept of "political clientelism" is adopted to explain how the underdeveloped state functions and to explain its poor performance. Michael Johnson applied this approach in the case of Lebanon, considering that "islamisis is the central phenomenon in lebanese economy, society and politics".....
The Challenges to Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030
Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, the all-powerful Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is not only powerful. He's also very ambitious. MbS is famous for his goal of transforming and modernizing the notoriously secretive and conservative country of Saudi Arabia.
Al Qaeda Will Be in Afghanistan If US Pulls Out Without Nation-Building
Experts guarantee that Al Qaeda will find a sanctuary in Afghanistan if Donald Trump pulls out now without doing nation-building work.
Saudi Arabia Spent Billions on State of Art Air Defense Systems but They Came a Cropper in the Face of Low-Cost Drones
The Saudi's spent a fortune beefing up their AD capability but low-cost drones and cruise missiles did the trick sending the kingdom a warning that will be difficult to digest and raising a specter of a crisis in time to come.
What Will Happen If the Islamic World Unites
What will happen if the Islamic world unites? Surely you will find this amazing that how much is the Islamic world powerful. If all of the Islamic world unites it can rule the whole of the world and absolutely nobody can stop it.
Israel Issues Commemorative Stamp to Honor Indian Soldiers Who Died During Wwi
The role of the Indian army is much neglected during World War I not withstanding the fact that nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought against the Central powers notably the Turkish empire
Why Did Iran's King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Move To Mexico?
This article is about the reasons why Iran's former king Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moved to Mexico.