The specter of World War III?

ABDULRAHMAN AL-RASHED | Published — Saturday 22 October 2016 Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmus recently warned against the risks of disagreements over the battle of Mosul. He said that this could even mark the beginning of World War Three. Despite the sectarian and ethnic nature of […]

Syria now on the table as Putin comes to Berlin

Source: The Local France on Tuesday confirmed that the French, Russian and German leaders will hold a “working meeting” on the Syrian crisis in Berlin, in addition to discussing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine with the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko. Host Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Ukraine talks would be aimed at “offering a brutally […]

Turkey, the game changer

Oct 16,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Amer Al Sabaileh More than six years into the Syrian crisis, it appears that neither a political nor a military solution is unattainable.  Still, the military situation is not completely against the Syrian army and its Russian ally. Strategically, the real change on the ground […]

Stirring more problems?

Oct 10,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL With Moscow deciding to increase its military involvement in Syria and establish a permanent military base in the country, tension between it and Washington can be expected to increase, hopefully not to crisis level. The world has plenty of those and could ill […]

Managing a multipolar Europe

Oct 10,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MARK LEONARD People used to think that the most important decisions affecting Europe were made in Paris, Berlin or Brussels. But in recent months, as the European Union has confronted the refugee crisis, and the Syrian conflict that is fuelling it, Moscow and Ankara […]