Opinion

Tunisia: What does President Kaïs Saïed Want?

Days have passed since the bold move by President Kaïs Saïed to freeze the parliament, firing his prime minister, Hichem Mechichi, who had...

Cold Peace between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

Before 2011, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were small Gulf countries that positioned themselves under the security umbrella of the US....

Algeria: Political Immobility and Credibility of Elections

Algeria’s early legislative election results of 12 June left analysts in a dilemma in terms of possible scenarios of a break-through concerning...

The Importance and Implications of Ammar al-Hakim's Visit to Kirkuk for Turkmens

Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of al-Hikma—one of the important parties in Iraq appealing mainly to the Shiite community—and the National...

Ceuta Beach Crisis: Another Episodic Diplomatic Tension between Rabat and Madrid

The relations between Madrid and Rabat are heating up, following the last month’s influx of Moroccan and sub-Saharan migrants to the Spanish...

​Turkey-PMU Tensions Mount as Ankara Engages With Baghdad

Relations between Iraq and Turkey have seen substantial growth in recent years. Bilateral trade exceeded 20B USD in 2020—despite the economic...

The US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and Its Possible Effects

Although some powerful independent states were established on its territory, Afghanistan's history since the time of Alexander the Great has been...

Turkey’s Reorientations and New Era in the Middle East

Turkey has prioritized eliminating security threats against the nation and protecting its regional interests through its foreign policy in recent...