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Syria: The Attack on Raqqa Begins

Syria: The Attack on Raqqa Begins

The attack on Raqqa, ISIL self-claimed capital, has already started without much of a fanfare. Four major forces are participating: The US led coalition through airpower, Assad’s forces supported by the IRGC and the Shia militias, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...

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White House Pushes Back on DoD Job for a Pro-Moslem Brotherhood Diplomat

White House Pushes Back on DoD Job for a Pro-Moslem Brotherhood Diplomat

When General James Mattis was named by President-elect Donald Trump as his Secretary of Defense, it was widely reported that the incoming Commander-in-Chief promised Mattis wide discretion in staffing the Pentagon. But it appears that there are limits on how far ...

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Once Raqqa and Mosul Liberated, then What?

Once Raqqa and Mosul Liberated, then What?

ISIL will be defeated in both Raqqa and Mosul. No question. But what will the US do then. Will it leave Iran’s IRGC to control this vast area in the heart of the Levant? Few day ago, Esmail Qaani, deputy ...

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What Sustainable Status Quo in the Middle East?

What Sustainable Status Quo in the Middle East?

For a status quo, in any region, to be sustainable and stable, it should be based mainly on its structural capacity to preserve stability and peace as on its flexibility to solve conflicts through diplomacy. This, in turn, requires a ...

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