Daily Archive: February 8, 2020

The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Wants to Build the Golden Ring

BRI-led Eurasian integration processes are one of the defining characteristics of contemporary International Relations, and the Golden Ring could eventually become the centerpiece of these efforts if Ambassador Hosseini’s W-CPEC+ proposal succeeds, especially if it’s done in parallel with N-CPEC+. *** The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan shared his visionary plans for CPEC+, the neologism that’s becoming popular in Pakistan nowadays...

Syria and Turkey Face War as Syrian Arab Army Poised to Take Idlib

Tensions between Damascus and Ankara have never been higher over the past nine years. Turkey’sPresident Tayyip Erdoganthreatened on February 5, to declare war on Syria if the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) does not withdraw from the territory liberated from terrorists in Idlib province.  “The attack on our soldiers the day before yesterday was a turning point in Syria for Turkey,”...

Syrian Army’s Offensive in Idlib Deepens Rift Between Russia and Turkey

Major strains are appearing in Russian-Turkish relations, particularly over the Syrian Army’s latest offensive against Turkish-backed jihadists in Idlib and Russia’s non-agreeance with Turkey’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood government based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Last week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a massive outburst against Russia that has since only escalated. At the heights of relations,...

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’: Old Israeli Demands in a New Package

After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28.  Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have surely understood that the timing of the announcement, only a few weeks before Israel’s third general elections in...