Monthly Archives: January 2019

Venezuelan Crisis: A Divided World and Turkey

January 30, 2019 A polarized Venezuela is in deep political, economic and humanitarian crisis. Hopefully, crisis would not turn into conflict. On the one side there is President Nicolas Maduro, his supporters, the military and on the other side the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Labyrinth

January 25, 2019 After his remarks in Israel John Bolton’s visit to Turkey was doomed to failure. So, it was left to Senator Lindsey Graham to repair or at least control the damage. In Ankara, he publicly said everything possible … Continue reading

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Middle East Stability Still Faraway

January 18, 2019 It has been a month since President Trump declared victory against ISIS in Syria and said US troops were returning home. It was only to be expected that the decision would lead to questions. Because, this was … Continue reading

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Syria: Moment of Truth for the West

January 11, 2019 Defeating ISIS in Syria and ousting President Assad are no longer compatible. They never were. The West must make a choice. The following questions can help find the answer: Was the Western intervention in Syria about promoting … Continue reading

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Trump’s U-turn in Syria and Turkey

January 8, 2019 President Trump’s surprise announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria has ended up, unsurprisingly, in another U-turn. On Sunday his national security advisor John Bolton said, “We don’t think the Turks ought to undertake military … Continue reading

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Syrian Conflict: Moment of Truth for Turkey

January 1, 2019 It has been two tumultuous weeks which started with President Trump’s tweet announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. On December 20, responding to a question on the US pullout and ISIS by the correspondent of … Continue reading

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