Islamic State, Syria, Iraq, IS Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

The Future of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

In its peak days, Islamic State (IS) controlled two-thirds of Iraq and one-third of Syria. It had an annual turnover of $2 billion. Three years of military measures by Iraqi…

Syrian Elections, Syria Articles Middle East & North Africa Politics & Governance

Syrian Local Elections 2018 – An Insight into Withering Syrian Democracy

The political landscape in Syria has been subject to extensive debates given its complex and conflict-prone disposition within the Middle Eastern region. Of the politics that has been governed by…

Jordan, Syria, GCC, Israel, IMF, Arab Spring, Muslim, Middle East Articles Middle East & North Africa Politics & Governance

Jordan’s Looming Socioeconomic Crisis

Jordan is a country that has successfully survived the Arab Uprisings. Despite the widespread protests due to inflation, unemployment and government’s corruption during 2011, the Hashemite monarchy managed to suppress…

Russia, Syria, Middle East, Islamic State, Terrorism, United States, Turkey, YPG Articles Middle East & North Africa Politics & Governance

Inquisition of Russia’s role in Syria

Syrian conflict started with anti-government protests in March 2011 before escalating into a complex and one of the most devastating civil war in the Middle East. With the involvement of…

Syrian, War Assorted Readings

Why Civil Wars Are Lasting Longer?

The Syrian civil war, now approaching its seventh year, is a proxy war many times over. A fragmented opposition, long backed by outside powers, is continuing to fight the regime of...
Authoritarianism, Curse, Pakistan,China, India, Arab Spring Articles Asia Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes

Curse of Authoritarianism: The Fever that it Plagues

Anatomy of humans is not very distinct from the anatomy of human society. Like human biology, a society also has an intrinsic biological and psychological structure wherein it follows the…

Pakistan, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, America, China, Russia, Terrorism Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security Europe Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes

Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

This mantra needs no reminder that terrorism emanates from extremism, which normally is an outcome of lack of political, social and economic justice, sense of deprivation and exploitation of these…

Washington, NATO, USA, Syria, POTUS, China, Russia Americas Articles Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

The Postures of Washington

Under normal circumstances, the prevalent news regarding NATO should have been the addition of Montenegro as its 29th member state. However, it was slighted; eclipsed by Mr. Trump’s U-turn regarding…

China, Syria, Middle East, ETIM, Assad Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes

The Syrian Quagmire: China’s Next Frontier?

The mid of August 2016 saw an interesting revelation come to light as news outlets began reporting that China was stepping into the Syrian theatre in support of the Assad…

Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes

The Middle East Diary: The Beginning of the End for the Islamic State

This article is part of series of articles on the developing situation in Middle East and its impacts on the entire region as well as globe. The Islamic State (IS)…

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