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Annahar Premium – Aug. 25, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar”, posed to me three questions on the upcoming Idlib operation, as follows: Question nr. 1: What is the expected scale of the next Syrian military operation in Idlib? The operation in Idlib is anticipated […]

Commentary in Annahar newspaper on the upcoming Idlib operation, Syria


Huffington Post Greece – Aug. 08, 2018 American-Turkish relations have clearly deteriorated recently due to the imprisonment of the American pastor in Turkey. The problem began since Donald Trump took over the leadership of the White House and called upon the release of the pastor at his first meeting with […]

Where are American-Turkish relations going?



Al-Quds Al-Arabi – July 09, 2018 The second meeting of US President Trump with his Russian counterpart is expected in Helsinki, after that on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the summer of 2017, described as positive by both parties, during which the various crises mainly in Syria and Ukraine […]

The Helsinki summit puts the Syrian rebels at a crossroads



Al-Quds Al-Arabi – June 14, 2018, issue 9215, p. 21 It is important for us as researchers and political observers to understand where the Middle East is generally going and monitor the evolution of the conflict between Israel and Iran particularly in Syria. Despite the refusal of many observers that the […]

Between Israel and Iran … Assad in the bottleneck


Huffington Post Greece – June 11, 2018 Since the first year of assuming power by the new French President Emmanuel Macron, we have seen great progress and revitalization in Paris’ traditional policy. The young president is trying hard to bring France back to the forefront of international politics from the […]

Macron’s new strategy in the international arena


Huffington Post Greece – Apr. 30, 2018 In one of my previous articles, I explained in detail the change in the US strategy in the Middle East and urged the Arabs to redesign their strategy without taking into account the moves of the current US government. In an unprecedented move in the US […]

Pompeo in Tillerson’s place: the effects on the Middle East ...


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Apr. 28, 2018, issue 9168, p. 21 It is certain that the Russian-Iranian relations are a matter of mutual interest. The support provided by Moscow to Tehran during the Iran nuclear program talks concerned mainly two points: First: Tehran is one of the most important countries hostile […]

Russian-Iranian relations after the trilateral strike




Huffington Post Greece – Feb. 20, 2018 The Israeli-Syrian border has recently been the most intense of the past decades. The Assad regime’s anti-aircraft system shot down an Israeli F-16, one of the eight aircraft that entered the Syrian airspace following the fall of an enemy drone at the border between […]

Golan heights on fire


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 617, p. 39, on Feb. 10 As the Turkish presidential elections are approaching, it is important to monitor the evolution of internal, regional and international developments that affect Turkey. It seems that this time the election will not be a walk […]

The battle for the upcoming Turkish elections will not be ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 611, p. 39, on Dec. 29, 2017 The Cold War between NATO and Russia Rebounds Dynamically Over the last five years there has been an increase in tension and military expansion from US-led NATO countries on the one hand and Russia […]

The roaring “bear”