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  • Turkey on the Fault Lines

    Middle East / Turkey on the Fault Lines

    Turkey has been on the fault lines before, but rapidly changing geopolitics has placed it in a dangerous position today.

  • The Qatar Crisis

    Middle East / The Qatar Crisis

    The pompous show-off at the Riyadh Summit was Saudi’s desperate attempt to call back the Trump administration for an active part in the Middle East again... Will the US risk a global confrontation with an expanding coalition that now includes Russia, Iran, Turkey and China, just to complete the Saudi’s wish-list? ...Rather Qatar has instantly boomeranged on the Saudis as a result of this Summit, making a question mark upon whether the Saudi’s have strengthened or weakened themselves with this Summit.

  • War in the Gulf

    Middle East / War in the Gulf

    "In a more conventional war scenario, wherein firepower is the determinant, Iran would be rendered dry of ammo much before rivals US, Saudi and Israel. Even if the Russians step in like they did in Syria, they will not be able to match the other side. However, the US will also face the same paradox it has faced before; of having to leave at some point in time..."

  • The Khashoggi Question

    Middle East / The Khashoggi Question

    While there is little chance that MBS wil directly be charged for Khashoggi's murder, this is a turning point for Saudis in a fast-changing geo-economic world.