Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?

Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. The controversial peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has two fathers already – US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser on the Middle East, Jared Kushner, slyly claims to be a third father.  Trump and…

Breaking with the Past: China Hints at Greater Political Engagement in the Middle East

Breaking with the Past: China Hints at Greater Political Engagement in the Middle East

China is contemplating greater political engagement in the Middle East in what would constitute a break with its longstanding effort to avoid being sucked into the region’s myriad conflicts and a bid to counter mounting US pressure to force Gulf states to curtail relations with the People’s Republic. Prominent Chinese scholars, close to the government…

There Are Serious Limitations to an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

There Are Serious Limitations to an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

The Egyptian Parliament’s approval of their military’s possible deployment to Libya following the request for such support by the war-torn country’s largely unrecognized eastern-based parliament in Tobruk has sparked heated discussions about Cairo leading the GCC+’s proxy war against Turkey in that theater, but there are very serious limitations that the Egyptian military would inevitably…

Wait, Iran & Syria Are Now Officially On Opposite Sides In Libya? Why!?

Wait, Iran & Syria Are Now Officially On Opposite Sides In Libya? Why!?

The Alt-Media Community simply can’t make sense out of the fact that Iran and Syria now officially support opposite sides in Libya since it completely contradicts the long-running but factually false narrative that these two Resistance allies are always on the same side out of “ideological solidarity” with one another. *** Alt-Media = Alt-Reality It’s…

West Bank Annexation Plan Tests Gulf-Israeli Relations

West Bank Annexation Plan Tests Gulf-Israeli Relations

Despite warming relations with Israel, Gulf Arab monarchies are at least publicly opposing Tel Aviv’s unilateral decision to annex 30-40 percent of the West Bank next month. The main reason pertains to public opinion in Gulf states and the Islamic world at large remaining firmly pro-Palestinian.  Faced just nine years ago with a region-wide revolt…