11 Oct, 2021

TURKISH-EMIRATI RELATIONS IN IRAQ AFTER 2003: A CONTAINED COMPETITION?

Tamer Badawi | 11 October 2021

Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Gulf countries have been long collaborating and competing in Iraq since the US invasion of 2003. The United States (US) sought the support of regional allies to contribute to building the new political order as well as engage in economic reconstruction. Pre-war political and economic ties had helped Turkey and the UAE in establishing their influence in the country
TURKISH-EMIRATI RELATIONS IN IRAQ AFTER 2003: A CONTAINED COMPETITION?2021-10-15T15:32:18+03:00
14 Sep, 2021

The Bagdad Conference: Preparation for U.S. Withdrawal or the Brokering of a New Regional Balance?

Zubir R Ahmed | 14 September 2021 | TR

Early August 2021, the Mustafa al-Kadhimi government announced the “Iraqi Neighboring Countries Conference,” designed to focus on regional challenges and ways to overcome them. The conference, held on August 28, 2021, was initially aimed at hosting Iraq’s neighbors, particularly Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Jordan
The Bagdad Conference: Preparation for U.S. Withdrawal or the Brokering of a New Regional Balance?2021-09-23T17:06:41+03:00
13 Sep, 2021

Lebanon from August 2015 to October 2019: Attempts to Rehabilitate a Nation

Khaldoun El Charif | 13 September 2021 | AR

Lebanon currently holds among the highest debt to GDP ratio in the world, and a banking sector pressured into collapse, as the majority of its population finds themselves on the brink of poverty. This [...]

Lebanon from August 2015 to October 2019: Attempts to Rehabilitate a Nation2021-09-20T17:17:00+03:00
10 Sep, 2021

Factors Determining Egyptian Policy towards Turkey after 2014

Ammar Fayed | 10 September 2021

Egyptian-Turkish relations have been dominated by regional tension and competition over the past years. These tense relations have been critical for the entire region given the considerable regional weight of both countries. Hence, the tension in their bilateral relations has affected overall regional stability, especially in cases that affect both countries’ interests
Factors Determining Egyptian Policy towards Turkey after 20142021-09-14T16:59:17+03:00
31 Aug, 2021

The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army

Navvar Saban | 31 August 2021 | TR

Towards the end of 2017, the Syrian Interim Government announced the establishment of the "Syrian National Army (SNA)," whose main objective was to unite all military factions that had fought against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in addition to the YPG/SDF throughout the Turkish-led "Euphrates Shield" and "Olive Branch" military operations.
The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army2021-08-31T15:49:50+03:00
27 Aug, 2021

Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES?

Bedir Mulla Rashid Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 27 August 2021 | TR | AR

Following the presidential elections held in Syria in May 2021, the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has witnessed protests in the territories under its control. The deteriorating economic living standards coupled with the Syrian Democratic Forces’ forced military conscription led people to organize protests
Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES?2021-09-10T15:43:27+03:00
24 Aug, 2021

TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE

NEDRA CHERIF | 24 August 2021

The 25th of July has become a highly symbolic date in Tunisia, not only as the anniversary of the first republic’s proclamation in 1957, but also as a date marked by key events throughout the Tunisian transition. The recent exceptional measures announced by President Kais Saied on that date, however, did not come as a surprise, but rather constitute the culmination of the protracted and multifaceted crisis that has affected Tunisia for the last several years
TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE2021-08-24T14:29:25+03:00
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