Post Tagged with: "middle east"

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

By reembracing the norm of interventionism, the world’s major powers are rediscovering the very reason why it was banished at Westphalia so many years ago.

Want a Scapegoat? Blame Serbia! (a Satire)

Want a Scapegoat? Blame Serbia! (a Satire)

Whilst scapegoating of countries like Israel is common, there is a frightening and serious rise of fascism in Europe. Satire can offer a fresh outlook on bias.

Interview – Omar Ashour

Interview – Omar Ashour

Dr. Ashour explains de-radicalisation and how Western powers approach the problem, and he talks about Islamism in Egypt’s military government.

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

A recent trend in film-making is bringing to Western audiences a more grounded Middle East.

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

The Legacy of the Obama Administration

The Legacy of the Obama Administration

During Obama’s tenure America’s global leadership has declined to its lowest ebb leaving some allies to wonder how much they can rely on the US.

Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism

Times of Tumult: Discussing Islam and Feminism

Religion, far from being what separates us, may actually be one of the things that we share in common.

The Middle East, Obama, and America’s Quest for a New Grand Strategy

The Middle East, Obama, and America’s Quest for a New Grand Strategy

As the policy record – especially the Iran deal – shows, Obama’s approach can bring positive, even game changing, results at a relatively small cost.

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.

Interview – Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Interview – Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Stacey Philbrick Yadav discusses the roots of the conflict in Yemen, assesses the key actors involved, and condemns the US’s role in supporting the Saudi-led coalition.

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The EU must effectively address its migration pathologies and dysfunctionalities to fulfil its humanitarian promise to be a space of freedom, prosperity and rule of law

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

The AKP government’s policy towards Syria has produced repercussions affecting Turkey’s global relations and given rise to authoritarian tendencies in domestic realm.

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