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Hezbollah-Israel: Deterrence Re-established

Israel, Hezbollah, Syria, Lebanon,

Deterrence is the name of the game between Hezbollah and Israel nowadays. Limited retaliations between the two archenemies are setting new rules of the conflict. After Israel targeted a Hezbollah convoy last week in Syria, Hezbollah retaliated today in a similar manner targeting a military convoy in the contested territories of the Shebaa farms. The fallout was expected. Hezbollah does ... Read More »

What if Churchill was German?

Winston Churchill

There is no denying that Churchill was a great statesman. A great Englishman that put the interest of his country first and managed to lead it through treacherous times. It’s been fifty years since he passed and many are celebrating his legacy today. Mainly by quotes cheering his genius , wittiness, and intelligence. However, legacies tend to always the bright side ... Read More »

Turkey, sectarianism, and the “Arab Spring”

Turkey, Sectarianism, Arab Spring, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, ISIS. Islamic State, IS, United States, Gulf Countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Iraq, Democracy, Ottoman Empire, Neo-Ottoman, AKP

Article originally published in print and online by Crescent International. Link can be found here.    Turkish President Recept Tayip Erdogan is resorting to increasing sectarian rhetoric to keep challengers at bay. The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 brought about a radical change in Middle East politics. Previously, the political landscape was constructed primarily around the Arab/Israeli conflict. As many ... Read More »