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Opinion: Into a Vacuum Comes Russia

Opinion: Into a Vacuum Comes Russia

Is the American epoch in the Middle East coming to an end? This question has been raised by many political circles, in both the US itself and in some Arab states. The question seems perfectly reasonable in light of some highly significant developments. These range...
Opinion: The Syrian Chessboard

Opinion: The Syrian Chessboard

The comparison of international struggles to a chessboard was first used by Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s National Security Advisor, in his book The Grand Chessboard. The expression is a fitting description of politics’ conflicts, complexities,...
Now is the Time for an Independent Kurdistan

Now is the Time for an Independent Kurdistan

The establishment of any new state entity must be analyzed within three fundamental dimensions. These are the internal, regional, and international dimensions. This is particularly true of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in light of its unique circumstances and...