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Shehab Al-Makahleh
Shehab Al-Makahleh

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME

COLUMNISTS
Shehab Al-Makahleh
Shehab Al-Makahleh

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME

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American options in Syria: Time for John Kerry’s ‘Plan B?’

Monday, 22 January 2018

It is apparent that Washington has various stances on Syria during the coming period. The first is that its foreign policy is still vague, it has ...

The Gulf region’s evolving military balance since 1991

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

January 17th marks the 26th anniversary of the First Gulf War to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces. On this day in 1991, the United States has led a ...

Will a new world order start taking shape in 2018?

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The US National Security Strategy document, which was released on December 18, 2017, marks the completion of an important stage in international ...

Trajectories of the 2018 US policy in the Middle East

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The importance of the Middle East region for the US stems from the fact that it is part of a wider geography which includes Europe and Asia, whose ...

Washington-Moscow deal to end Mideast conflict?

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The international political and diplomatic scene is witnessing an escalation in political and military tensions between the US and Russia as well as ...

Hamza bin Laden likely groomed for a senior al-Qaeda role

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, appeared in a video broadcast by al-Qaeda’s ‘al-Sahab’ media channel in which he ...

Will Iraq’s upcoming elections be dead on arrival?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

On December 5, 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, announced that provincial and parliamentary elections will be held on May 12, 2018; yet, ...

If US shifts airbase to Jordan can China fill the void for Doha?

Friday, 1 December 2017

Will the US move its major airbase in Qatar (al-Udeid) to another in Jordan’s Azraq city and will China replace the US airbase in Doha? A report ...

Sochi Summit: Is the Syrian crisis nearing resolution?

Friday, 24 November 2017

What has been the outcome of the summit between the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran in the Russian city of Sochi? What is the significance of the ...

Jordan to build logistics airport for Syria, Iraq reconstruction

Monday, 20 November 2017

Jordan has signed an agreement with a leading American company and a number of international firms to construct a logistics airport and a major ...

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