Monthly Archives: March 2015

Arab States Trying to Overcome Disarray

30 March 2015 On 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia supported by the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar started air strikes against the Houthis who in addition to Yemen’s capital Sana had also captured the country’s second largest city … Continue reading

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Turkish Foreign Policy in a Blind Alley

25 March 2015 It was only a decade ago that Turkey, in recognition of its commitment to continuing political and economic reform, was given green light to start accession negotiations with the EU. Peoples of the region were following the … Continue reading

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Ukraine: An Uncertain Cease-fire and Quasi Stability…

20 March 2015 It has been more than a month since Presidents Putin, Poroshenko, Hollande and Chancellor Merkel issued the “Declaration of Minsk in Support of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements” and reiterated their … Continue reading

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Syria Conflict Enters Its Fifth Year

17 March 2015 During the past four years of internal strife more than two hundred thousand Syrians lost their lives. Almost half the population is either internally displaced or living as refugees in neighboring countries. Homes and infrastructure are in … Continue reading

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Turkish-Israeli Relations: Deadlock Continues…

13 March 2015 Israel will hold elections on 17 March and Turkey on 7 June 2015. So this may be a good time to look at the relationship. Turkey and Israel enjoyed good relations for decades. For a long time, … Continue reading

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Polarization: The Greatest Challenge Facing the Middle East

10 March 2015 The irrefutable law of physics faces a severe challenge by an insuppressible rule of the sociopolitical order. While opposite poles attract each other under the former, they repel to a point of mutual destruction under the latter. … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Netanyahu on Iran

6 March 2015 I watched PM Netanyahu’s address to the Congress. I also read the transcript. What he said on Iran was hardly different from his UN General Assembly speech of 29 September 2014. It was the controversial nature of … Continue reading

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