Politics

French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey

The recent attack on al-Hasaka prison shows that the Islamic State group (IS) could be staging a comeback. French Syria expert Fabrice Balanche explains the new strategy of IS and how Turkey is trying to take advantage.

French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey
Yemeni Soldiers. The war in Yemen is seen by some as a war between Saudi Arabia and proxies of Iran.
Shifting Alliances in the Yemen War

After seven years of civil war, Yemen is once again witnessing new structural shifts. The rapid advance by Houthi forces in 2021 throughout territory along the old north-south border has produced consequences impacting relations between their rivals.

Why so many Kurds are leaving Iraq`s KRG
Iraqi Kurds at Belarus-Poland Border

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has often been lauded as the island of stability, security and prosperity in an otherwise troubled country. But why do so many people seek to leave, even at tremendous financial costs and risk to their lives?

Local Media and the War in Yemen
Local Media and the War in Yemen

Every actor engaged in the war in Yemen has deployed extensive networks of media outlets and journalists with the principal intent to shape public perceptions of the enemy, as the battle of narratives on the island of Socotra shows

Tunisian Youth and Kais Saied
Tunisian Youth and Kais Saied

Corruption, the deteriorating struggling economy, and the charades of parliamentarians force Tunisians to accept the president’s decisions, even if it’s a coup, argues Sabrine Chahbi.

Interview with Galip Dalay on EU-Turkey relations
Interview with Galip Dalay on EU-Turkey relations

Turkey analyst Galip Dalay advocates for a crucial addition for EU-Turkey relations to improve – and to revive the accession process once again.