Category: MURAT YETKİN
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the U.S.’s most highly praised foreign and security policy gurus of the past half-century
Category: NURAY MERT
Another disastrous project with the name “peace” is on its way, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent consequent visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel revealing the pillars of this new policy. The new administration is appealing to the U.S.’s so-called old Sunni allies in search of a rehabilitation of Muslims’ relations with Israel, and the interests and willingness seem mutual.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of agreements amounting to $380 billion in his Saudi Arabia visit. He did not refer to any of the Islamophobic speeches we frequently heard during his election campaign.
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on May 28.
Without focusing on whether Turkey is European or Middle Eastern, can’t we view relations between Turkey and the European Union from the perspective of the law, diplomacy and the economy?
Category: GÜVEN SAK
When I was in Kabul years ago, I was positively surprised to see a branch of the Agha Khan Foundation working on building a cellphone network.
A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the case of photographs emerging from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 16 meeting, less than one thousand words can be said.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’ edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (Hurst, 384 pages, £20)
Bahrain and Egypt apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on May 25 in blocking access to websites run by satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked ministers to outline a six-month road map to be better prepared for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, in a bid to address problems concerning the economy and democracy.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then
Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey have penned two fresh affidavits explaining their role in representing a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
U.S. forces have carried out a ground raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on May 22
The Turkey-U.S. row following President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to directly arm the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces has obscured the fact that the U.S. intervention in northeastern Syria has recently provided Turkey a major strategic boon.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on May 22 he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East
U.S. President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome on May 20 as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington
It was a rare night of open-air partying in Iran on May 20 as tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani took to the streets to celebrate his re-election.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called on the Muslim world to confront “Islamist extremism” during a speech in which he portrayed fighting terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.
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