Tag Archives: Syrian conflict

The Idlib Challenge

July 31, 2018 Ever since the beginning the dictum was “there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict”. Yet external parties involved in the war and their proxies knew all along that this was far from reflecting their true … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Stormy Journey to Europe

July 16, 2018 After a confrontational NATO summit in Brussels where the primus inter pares target was Germany and a UK visit which was characterized by some observers as an “assault on diplomatic norms” President Trump met his Russian counterpart … Continue reading

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“Putting Arab Soldiers on the Ground”

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluç (*) May 7, 2018 At his joint press conference with his French counterpart President Trump said: “And if I might add, the states and, as I alluded to — and countries that are in the area, … Continue reading

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The Trump-Macron Summit

April 25, 2018 With endless displays of camaraderie underling a special relationship between the two leaders and the two countries the Trump-Macron summit was a rather unconventional one, at least in terms of body language. But President Macron’s desire to … Continue reading

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“Mission Accomplished”

April 16, 2018 President Trump said on Sunday that he knew he would be demeaned for using the term “mission accomplished”. On that at least he proved to be right. But what was the mission? Firstly, to prove at low … Continue reading

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Russia-West Tensions over Douma

April 12, 2018 During the UN Security Council debate on Syria on April 9, Ambassador Nikki Haley said, “What we are dealing with today is not about a spat between the United States and Russia. This is about the inhumane … Continue reading

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Russia-West Tensions: Bad News for Syrian People

March 19, 2018 U.K.’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, Moscow’s retaliation, Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Russia, the Joint statement from the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom on the Salisbury attack and … Continue reading

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