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UAE Motivations for the Abraham Accords

On January 1, 2021, Posted by , In Middle East,Uncategorized, By ,, , With Comments Off on UAE Motivations for the Abraham Accords

By Hunter Huillet The Abraham Accords are a groundbreaking step in warming Arab relations with Israel. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu went as far as to describe it as, “a pivot of history. It heralds a new dawn of peace.” It was a significant policy switch for the United Arab…

The Aftermath of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s Death

On December 12, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East,Uncategorized, By , , With Comments Off on The Aftermath of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s Death

By Hunter Huillet The killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was the latest event to escalate tensions in the Middle East between the US and Israel, and Iran. The head of the Iranian nuclear program was killed in his car in an ambush supposedly done by satellite-controlled machine…

Post-Baghdadi ISIL

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Post-Baghdadi ISIL

By: Christian Hawkes Summary The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) has faced major setbacks in the past year. The twin shocks of the previous year — the loss of the group’s final territories in Syria in March 2019 and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during…

America and Iran Enter a New Phase of Outright Aggression

On February 20, 2020, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on America and Iran Enter a New Phase of Outright Aggression

Author: Jordin Annett For the past few decades, Iran and the United States have been locked in a political dance in which both states attempted to control the domestic, regional, and international politics of the Middle East. From the US using its allies to implement strong-arm tactics, like sanctions against…

Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

On January 8, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Turkey, the Kurds, and the US

By Amanda Gach Background Turkey and the United States have been allies since World War I. Turkish-US alliance was essential during the Cold War and Turkey is a key NATO partner today. For decades, Turkey has been fighting against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a Marxist-separatist guerrilla…