Monthly Archives: September 2018

U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee Hearings

September 30, 2018 Couple of weeks in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum is a wonderful break for those who can’t help being preoccupied with Turkey’s polarized internal politics and continuing regional turbulence. Yes, there was the United Nations General … Continue reading

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The Idlib Challenge and the Sochi Summit

September 18, 2018 On September 17, 2018, Presidents Putin and Erdoğan met in Sochi. On top of their agenda was Idlib. This is what President Putin said at the joint press conference following the talks: “We reviewed the situation in … Continue reading

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Yemen’s Ordeal Continues

September 16, 2018 The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen is now in its fourth year. On April 24, 2015 Saudi Arabia announced that “Operation Decisive Storm” had achieved its objective and priority would now shift to rebuilding the country and political … Continue reading

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The Idlib Challenge and the Tehran Summit

September 9, 2018 The much-awaited Tehran meeting between Iranian, Russian and Turkish Presidents, generally viewed as the “Idlib Summit”, has ended with a Joint Statement on Syria (*). Paragraph 2 of the Statement emphasizes the three Presidents’ commitment to the … Continue reading

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The Passing of Senator McCain

September 3, 2018 John McCain, a Vietnam War hero, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the Senate in 1986. As President Obama mentioned at his memorial service last Saturday, the Senator … Continue reading

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