Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment or Regional War: 4 Scenarios for Qatar Crisis
Opinion

Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment or Regional War: 4 Scenarios for Qatar Crisis

The Russian International Affairs Council, a powerful Moscow-based think tank, estimates that there are four scenarios for resolving the ongoing diplomatic conflict between Qatar and other Arab and Muslim states. Written by renowned Middle East observer Vitaly Naumkin, the report outlines what Russia and its regional allies should be prepared for. Last week, Saudi Arabia,…

Syrian Troops Move Closer to Raqqa as the US Drops Chemical Weapons on the City
Military

Syrian Troops Move Closer to Raqqa as the US Drops Chemical Weapons on the City

Recent video has emerged of the US dropping what appears to be toxic white phosphorus munitions on the city. The Syrian Arab Army has captured villages in Al-Raqqa Governorate for the first time since ISIS forced Syrian troops to abandon the region to terrorists in 2013. Syria’s elite Tiger Forces have been making remarkable progress in…

Is Trump Launching a New World Order? The Petro-Powers vs. the Greens
Opinion

Is Trump Launching a New World Order? The Petro-Powers vs. the Greens

That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the liberal world order created by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of World War II….

Saudi Arabia Becomes Pro-Kurdish after Turkey Sides with Qatar
Opinion

Saudi Arabia Becomes Pro-Kurdish after Turkey Sides with Qatar

This could be the beginning of a new alignment that will elevate the Russian position in the region while diminishing the influence of the United States. The new and seemingly prolonged row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is having some curious and almost shocking knock-on effects. The most interesting is that Syrian media has been…