The last article written by the well-known American writer, David Ignatius, and picked up by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, leaves a lot to be desired. Ignatius is known to be close to American President Barack Obama. Some even consider him to be the White House’s journalistic face. Either way, there is no question that he is [Read more]
The U.S. needs a strategic partner in the Persian Gulf. Only Saudi Arabia has been capable of being this partner since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, but the kingdom is also interesting from an economic perspective.
The Strait of Hormuz at the exit point of the Persian Gulf is becoming a key location for the world [Read more]
Despite the United States' strategic withdrawal, its goal of maintaining hegemony in the Middle East has not changed.
The United States has not succeeded in any of its wars since its war for independence in 1776. There was a stalemate in the Vietnam War (1964-1975), and the U.S. failed to stabilize the Middle East region in the wake of 9/11 with its invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. The last victory for the U.S. was against Moscow [Read more]
Over the past few months, a sequence of initially unrelated developments began throughout the region which, if connected, will have a determining influence on the situation.
It is no accident that in the wake of this European crisis we are now seeing an increase in diplomatic activity relating to the Syrian conflict.
It is difficult to believe that a homogeneous and compassionate, cosmopolitan and prosperous Europe will emerge out of all of this in the future when new immigrants are arriving at a time in which the extreme right and fascism are on the rise.
The Arab Spring coinciding with the Obama era was a godsend for the people of the Middle East.
The gruesome statistics of women, children and men killed in conflicts that they don’t understand illustrates an unspeakable Arab tragedy.
Although the apocalypse is coming, Obama is deaf.