Turkey’s foreign entanglements and military adventures are once again at the center of regional discussions regarding the country’s role in the Middle East and more broadly.
Social and Humanitarian Concerns
Israel and Hamas spent much of last month in a tit-for-tat cycle of violence that ended just as quickly as it started.
The devastating explosion that rocked Lebanon’s capital on August 4 has taken the lives of over 170 people, with thousands injured and many still missing.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered this week the change in status of the famed Hagia Sophia from a museum back to a mosque.
Following the failure of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), Turkey, and Turkish-backed militias to respond positively to the Cairo Declaration calling for a negotiated and peaceful resolution of the Libyan conflict, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah A
More than fifty years since the end of the 1967 war and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the prospects for a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel seem as remote as ever.
The announcement last week by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of a ceasefire initiative aimed at bringing the two sides of the conflict in Libya together has been seen by many as a positive step forward.
The ongoing civil protests in the United States have drawn the attention of observers and commentators abroad, including in the Middle East, many of whom have expressed dismay at the US government’s heavy-handed response.
Reports of the capture by the Iraqi forces of the alleged leader of ISIS have come at a very important time for new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi. Mr. Al-Kadhimi has made the fight against the remnants of ISIS in Iraq one of his government’s main priorities.
The objective of the Israeli government regarding the annexation of territory in the West Bank has never been in doubt. Emboldened by the US president’s tacit approval as outlined in the US government’s ‘Deal of the Century’, Mr. Netanyahu has decided to speed up the annexation process.