Russia’s Saraqib Military Police Deployment Isn’t Against Turkey
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Russia’s Saraqib Military Police Deployment Isn’t Against Turkey

The Russian military police’s deployment to the strategic city of Saraqib following the Syrian Arab Army’s reassertion of control there isn’t directed against Turkey like leading Syrian Alt-Media outlet Al-Masdar alleges since it was brought about by Hezbollah’s support, not the Russian Aerospace Forces’, and is aimed at ensuring a key provision of the September…

Turkey and Syria Are at War Without a Declaration of War
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Turkey and Syria Are at War Without a Declaration of War

Although Turkey has supported anti-Syrian government forces, especially terrorist organizations like ISIS and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra and Turkistan Islamic Party, since the very beginning of the Syrian War in 2011, no declaration of war has ever been announced between the two neighboring countries. Russia became militarily involved in 2015 and its intervention saw the quick defeat of ISIS…

Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations
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Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations

The US and the Taliban signed an historic peace deal on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha which sets the timeline and conditions for the full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, with this landmark agreement giving credible reasons for observers to be cautiously optimistic about its prospects of success but also containing within…

Flashpoints in Southern Syria Seek to Divide/Distract Syrian Gains in Idlib
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Flashpoints in Southern Syria Seek to Divide/Distract Syrian Gains in Idlib

Turkey and Israel continue their aggression against Syria in an increasingly overt and direct manner – and at the cost of what little if anything remained of either nation’s regional or international credibility. Now there is news of violence erupting in southern Syria in Daraa along the Syrian-Jordanian border in a replay of the initial…

Saudi Arabia and Its Future
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Saudi Arabia and Its Future

Two visits to Saudi Arabia have focused the attention of global media outlets on the Kingdom, clearly pinpointing the direction and outlook of its foreign policy. To start with, the Saudi King hosted Israeli Rabbi David Rosen in his royal palace for the very first time in modern history on 24 February 2020. The meeting…

Coming Home to Roost: War Threatens to Spill Beyond Syria’s Borders
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Coming Home to Roost: War Threatens to Spill Beyond Syria’s Borders

As tens of thousands of refugees shiver in the cold on Turkey’s borders with Europe and a new phase of the brutal Syrian war erupts, Russia, Turkey, the European Union and the international community are being presented with the bill for a flawed, short-term approach to the nine-year old conflict that largely lacked empathy for…