By Syrian Network for Human Rights
On the Universal Children’s Day, SNHR has released its special annual report which is dedicated to documenting violations against children by the parties to the conflict in Syria. The report is entitled: “Children of Syria… The Glaring Letdown”
by Derek Davison
One of America’s favorite talking points on Iran is its “destabilizing” role in the Middle East. There’s no question that Iran does things that contribute to regional instability. In particular, it frequently supports armed non-state actors that serve as alternate sources of power inside their countries—Yemen’s rebels, militias in Syria and Iraq, and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 in December 2016, Israeli leaders seethed. Their fury was duly understood to stem from what they perceived as an unprecedented betrayal by the United States.
By Costas Iordanidis, Kathimerini
The recent visit by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu to the northern Greek region of Thrace and the controversial comments he made during talks with members of the Muslim minority there have complicated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned trip to Athens.
By Victor Mikhin, New Eastern Outlook
By Josh Rogin, Washington Post
America’s NATO partner Turkey has purchased an advanced Russian missile system called the S-400. Under the latest Russian sanctions lawpassed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the administration is required to sanction Turkey and cut off all U.S. arms sales to that country for doing business with a banned Russian firm. But will Trump actually do it?
BY IAN MCCREDIE, FairObserver.com
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on course to putting the Iranian genie back in its bottle and asserting Saudi leadership of the Arab nations.
Turkey's strategic and political significance has been growing in the face of the soaring polarization in the Middle East
By Nagehan Alci, Daily Sabah
By GWYNNE DYER, stuff
"When all the Arabs and the Israelis agree on one thing, people should pay attention. We should stop this Iranian takeover," said Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last month. So we're paying attention now, and we even know where the next war will start: Lebanon.
By SEMİH İDİZ, Hurriyet Daily News
Developments in Saudi Arabia have unsettled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).