The French initiative and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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The French initiative and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

We have so many troubles in the Middle East right now that for the past two years little has been said and even less has been done about the most long-standing trouble, some would say the mother of all the troubles in the region: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The various national conflicts, first and foremost the … Continue reading

Syrian opposition women team in Rome
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Syrian opposition women team in Rome

Syrian HNC women team in Rome (19-21 May) met with the representatives of Italian institutions and civil society and to make an official visit to the Vatican.
Europe must raise its voice and force Assad to listen, said the group. Addressing the humanitarian situation on the ground is paramount for credible negotiations about political transition, they added. Continue reading

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Why a Turkish military base in Qatar?

Developments in the regional geostrategic layout My latest for L’Indro is a brief analysis on the strategic rationales that brought Turkey and Qatar to sign a military cooperation agreement. Erdogan‬ will send 3,000 troops to the Arab emirate, along with naval and air units. Both Ankara and Doha‬ seek to diversify their allies and make their move on … Continue reading

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Turkey and Israel: Real rapprochement?

The energy factor behind the normalisation of relations. I had a chat with fellow SOAS alumnus and dear friend Matteo Colombo, ISPI researcher, to enquire into the thawing of relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv. My article for L’Indro briefly recalls the previous episodes in Turkey and Israel’s on-again, off-again relationship. Turkey’s strategic re-alignment is … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and Muslim Brotherhood

A matter of strategy Saudi Arabia and Muslim Brotherhood relationship is changing yet again. Geo-strategy is the reason behind rapprochement. What consequences can be expected? King Salman, obsessed with the struggle against Iran, seems to be willing to recruit the Muslim Brotherhood in his Sunni front. However, Hasan al-Banna’s ideology runs contrary to everything the … Continue reading

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Palestinians from Syria: Recurring displacement

Host countries turn Palestinians back They are among the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian crisis. Besieged in their camps within Syria, they face typhoid and starvation. Host countries in the region turn them back. Palestinians from Syria are forced to leave their homes, once again. In host countries they are discriminated against, face abuse, … Continue reading