Agenda

Sadr will need to play chess to form Iraq's government

Despite two months passing since the election in Iraq, no significant progress has been made towards forming government. The Sadrist Bloc, led by...

Postponed Libyan Presidential Elections and Macron’s Pragmatism

One of the basic priorities of France's foreign policy is to ensure security in the Mediterranean in line with its national interests....

Turkish-African Ties: Dynamics, Motivations, Prospects

Africa has been occupying a significant place in Turkish foreign policy since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to power in...

PKK’s new move in Sinjar

Backed into a corner by recent Turkish operations in the north of Iraq, the terrorist group PKK has resorted to mobilizing its local affiliates in...

Changes in the religious establishment reveal a new direction for the Assad regime

On the fifteenth of November, Bashar al-Assad issued Legislative Decree No. 28 regarding amendments to the Council of Jurisprudence Scholars and the...

Damascus-Abu Dhabi Normalization: Motivations, Areas of Cooperation, Risks

Shortly after a phone call between Bashar al-Assad and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on October 20, 2021, United Arab Emirates...

The Post-2003 Iraqi Army: The Need for Solid Military Doctrine

Definitions of “military doctrine” vary according to schools of military thought, as well as the nature of the national security threats...

Is Sudan's crisis the result of power competition in Africa?

Sudan’s political crisis has entered a new phase with the recent military intervention. The long-standing differences between the political and...