Lebanon on the Verge of a Possible Solution to the Ongoing Crisis

Lebanon on the Verge of a Possible Solution to the Ongoing Crisis

A high-level Lebanese government delegation held talks in Syria in an attempt to solve the severe fuel crisis that has paralyzed the entire country. This is the highest level of official visit since the civil war in Syria started, unleashed by the West and the Gulf monarchies, more than a decade ago. The Lebanese delegation, headed…

To Include or Not Include? China-led SCO Weighs Iranian Membership

To Include or Not Include? China-led SCO Weighs Iranian Membership

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan may help Iran reduce its international isolation. At least, that’s what the Islamic Republic hopes when leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) gather in Tajikistan next weekend. Members are admitted to the eight-member China-led SCO that also groups Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, by unanimous consensus. Iran,…

Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War With Iran?

Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War With Iran?

To recover politically Biden and his team must do something kinetic that will be cheered on by the public, which means risky or particularly bold. The evacuation of Americans and at least some vulnerable Afghans from Kabul has ended without further mishap, though questions remain about who might have been left behind in the poorly…

Will There be an Afghangate, Followed by Iraqgate and Syriagate in the US?

Will There be an Afghangate, Followed by Iraqgate and Syriagate in the US?

Today, after the disgraceful withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, not only in the US but all over the world, there is an active discussion of the numerous lapses in Washington’s actions and US policy in general, turning to the search for the culprits in everything. Thus, British MPs demonstrated a fit of anger over…