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By Amer Al Sabaileh - Sep 24,2017
The recent call for an independence referendum among Kurds has, unsurprisingly, triggered conflict between supporters for and opponents to independence.The debate is not new; steps towards independence was taken in 2014, but were abandoned due to a deterioration of the security e
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Sep 18,2017
Over the last few years, the Middle East started to witness the presence of new political protagonists: Russia, a very strong, evident player, Germany, a strong but latent player, and China, a strong economic power.Russia has played a role in most of the major issues in the Middl
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Sep 10,2017
The Astana negotiations seem to have set Syria on the way to solving its crisis.Multiple factors have been working towards this resolution, including a shift in Turkey’s position, the Russo-Turkish alliance and, more recently, the crisis in the Gulf and the rising Qatari-Saudi ho
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Aug 27,2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Jordan came at a time when Jordan should ensure that it does not drift from its strategic alliances with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.In Jordan, the Muslim Brotherhood is back on the political scene while the Kingdom’s
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Aug 20,2017
In view of the increasing tensions and complexity in the region, Jordan should focus on strong bilateral relations with Syria and Iraq, making it a national security priority.There is no doubt that regional politics are heating up even more, and Jordan’s ties with the Gulf countr
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Aug 13,2017
The challenges facing Jordan have been increasing over the last few months.
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Aug 06,2017
The ever-dynamic geopolitics of the Middle East have been particularly fluid recently.Since US President Donald Trump's recent visit to Riyadh, which included a summit and the announcement of an anti-terrorism coalition, Saudi Arabia has positioned itself as the main political pr
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jul 30,2017
The current US administration has adopted a clear anti-Iranian strategy that is not limited to rhetoric, but also puts pressure on its allies to assist in isolating Iran.Prince Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar gave a speech last week thanking the countries that opened air space
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jul 23,2017
Over recent months, many wondered how Jordan managed to avoid any serious terrorist attack, especially after the battles of Mosul, in Iraq, and Raqqa, in Syria.While there are many reasons why Jordan has not suffered from a serious attack, there are also many signs that the count
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jul 16,2017
A few months ago when Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries took a stand against Qatar, it was clear that the crisis is not a short-term one.



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