Tag Archives: Syria

febrero 25

Why Western Women Are Joining ISIS

Why Western Women Are Joining ISIS http://t.co/qpd2dc3doU vía @thinkprogress — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 25, 2015

febrero 22

Turkey Withdraws from Suleyman Shah (M. Stephens)

  Turkey Withdraws from Suleyman Shah: The Implications http://t.co/L8GJXDuyTL vía @aaronstein1 — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 22, 2015 Suleyman Shah Tomb

mayo 23

How Ukrainian arms-dealing connects to Syria’s bloody civil war

How Ukrainian arms-dealing connects to Syria’s bloody civil war http://t.co/cFw1sOwkKr vía @qz — GReHA (@HistoriaActual) February 20, 2015

octubre 05

With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev after being awarded an honorary Doctorate from Nazarbayev University in Astana. ©AFP With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia By  Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, October 2, 2013 Russia’s Middle East policy is all the rage these days. An article in the Washington Post on Tuesday notes […]

octubre 03

Erdogan ‘Demo- cratization Package’ (1)

People watch a television broadcasting the speech of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a coffee shop in Istanbul, Sept. 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/ Osman Orsal) Will ‘Democratization Package’ Restore Erdogan’s Reputation? Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse; October 1, 2013 When the Arab Spring broke out in December 2010, Turkey was considered a neutral […]

septiembre 18

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Says It Foils Syria-Linked Terror Plot

Islamic Jihad Union fighters Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Says It Foils Syria-Linked Terror Plot Eurasianet.com, September 16, 2013, by Joanna Lillis Kyrgyzstan’s intelligence service has declared that it has foiled a terror plot with links reaching into Syria, which allegedly provided a training ground for three suspects now under arrest. The State National Security Committee (known by its […]

Most powerful factions in Syria (June 2013)

Freedom fighters? Cannibals? The truth about Syria’s rebels The US wants to send them arms, Vladimir Putin says they’re cannibals – but what do we really know about the opposition movement fighting to topple Assad? Syria expert Aron Lund profiles some of the most powerful factions ARON LUND, The Independent, 17 June 2013 Battlefield alliances: […]

Al Qaeda’s Chechen, Caucasian fighters win N. Syrian air base

“Syria now, Russia next”. It’s hard to believe that real Chechens could make this poorly spelled inscription. But each war has myths of its own. (RT photo/Nadezhda Kevorkova). To read more about Chechen militants in Syria:  «Chechen Emir Abu Abdurrahman martyred in Syria», «Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria», «Circassian, Ossetian, Chechen Minorities Solicit Russian Help […]

De la “trigger massacre” al gatillazo (2)

Kerry intenta explicar dónde pueden o no  viajar los ciudadanos americanos: ardua tarea en vistas de la enrevesada política USA en el exterior De la “trigger massacre” al gatillazo (2) Eurasian Hub, 5 de septiembre, 2013 La evanescente coalición que se organizó en torno a los Estados Unidos tras el incidente de Ghuta tenía en […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria

Mongolia, 1939: an abandoned  Type 95 Japanese tank is examined by its Soviet captors, during the Nomonhan incident. The article of  Robert Farley is an insightful exercise of how to use the story to clarify the present 5 Questions to Ask Before Bombing Syria By Robert Farley, The Diplomat, August 28, 2013 In short order, […]

Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army

Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, in the center of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, August 16, (photo credit: AP/Hassan Ammar) Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army Fearing that […]

Gulf Islamist Dissent Over Egypt

Islamist Dissent Over Egypt Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy, August 18, 2013 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued an unusually rapid and strong endorsement of the Egyptian military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood’s sit-ins, calling on all Arabs to unite behind a crackdown on terrorism, incitement, and disorder. Bahrain, the UAE, and Kuwait rapidly backed his stance. But […]

Vali Nasr: Obama and the Middle East

  Read about this book in: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In Spanish: «EEUU: exfuncionario revela enfrentamientos en gobierno por guerra en Afganistán» In conversation with Vali Nasr Mamdouh Al-Muhaini, Asharq Al-Awsat, July 3, 2013 Scholar and former diplomat says Obama is wrong to neglect the Middle East, and his foreign policy […]

Syria: disillusioned rebels drift back to take Assad amnesty

Syrian Minister Ali Haidar during an interview with Al-Akhbar:«Both Sides Have Extremists» –– (Photo: Haitham Moussawi). Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar who is also the President of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), maintains that he “joined a project and not a ministry” (July 2012) Syria: disillusioned rebels drift back to take Assad amnesty Hundreds of men […]

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.- Navy Live Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war? James Stavridis, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2013 This is not a new crisis. The Greek poet Constantine Cavafy lived and wrote in Egypt a […]

A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation?

© Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation? SUSLOV, Dmitry, Valdai, 09/07/2013 The idea that Russia and the United States should work together to combat international terrorism is not new, and has already become a banality. But experience confirms time and time again that this cooperation is a must. The latest […]

A difficult way forward in Egypt

Tahrir 2011, and the Muslim Broterhood. Cartoon by Chuck Asay A difficult way forward in Egypt International Crisis Group,  Cairo/Brussels,  3 Jul 2013 Egypt teeters on the verge of a catastrophic confrontation, it is difficult to discern who has been more short-sighted: an arrogant Muslim Brotherhood that misread electoral gains for a political blank-check or […]

The Next Phase of the Arab Spring

Egypt’s military helicopters fly above Cairo’s Tahrir Square with the national flag attached. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany The Next Phase of the Arab Spring Stratfor, July 3, 2010 The Arab Spring was an exercise in irony, nowhere more so than in Egypt. On the surface, it appeared to be the Arab equivalent of 1989 […]

Egypt’s anti-Islamist uprising: How did it come to this?

Protesters, opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, wave the Egyptian flag and shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo’s Moqattam district July 1, 2013. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/REUTERS) Egypt’s anti-Islamist uprising: How did it come to this? Evan Hill, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 01 2013 Families had stockpiled […]

Qatari Military Officers Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria Insurgents

Jabhat al-Nusrah fighter assassinates Alawite Shi’ites. Qatari Military Officers Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria Insurgents. Turkey was Informed Christof Lehmann, nsnbc.me, Jun 22, 2013 Chemicals, which were used in a chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians in the Khan al-Asal district of Aleppo in March 2013, have been delivered to the insurgents by two Qatari […]