Monthly Archives: October 2015

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Sending a Reminder

October 29, 2015 Palestinians remain deeply dissatisfied with the status quo and in the absence of any progress towards the two-state solution their discontent hits the surface usually in the form of some violence. And whenever there is violence, Israel … Continue reading

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Turkish Elections: Continuing to Sail in Rough Seas

October 26, 2015 On June 7, Turkey held parliamentary elections. The result was a disappointment for the Justice and Development Party (JDP) because the electorate denied them a fourth consecutive term with parliamentary majority. The logical solution would have been … Continue reading

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria (2)

October 22, 2015 Despite growing evidence of a build-up of military personnel and equipment around Latakia the scale of Russian military intervention in the Syrian conflict caught the West by surprise. Many analysts tend to see it as a new … Continue reading

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Chancellor Merkel’s Untimely Visit to Turkey

October 18, 2015 Struggling to cope with a massive influx of refugees, most of them crossing over to Greek islands from Turkey’s Aegean towns and cities, the EU was bound to seek some accommodation with Turkey. Needless to say this … Continue reading

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Downing of MH17 and the Dutch Safety Board Report

October 16, 2015 On October 13, 2015, the Dutch Safety Board published its report on the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Hrabove, Ukraine. The report says that the crash of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014 was caused … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Trajectory of US-Russia Relations

October 12, 2015 Only hours after having delivered clashing remarks, Presidents Obama and Putin met on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly. This was on September 27 and their first meeting in two years. Within a span … Continue reading

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria

October 7, 2015 Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, particularly the targets chosen, have added further confusion to an already complicated picture. Since March this year, with the Islamic State (ISIL) controlling half of Syrian territory and the “Army of Conquest” consolidating … Continue reading

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