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

Water geopolitics in the Middle East

In the 21st century, the Middle East will witness a new and unalike kind of war. Despite economic pressures, ethnic and sectarian dissections, terrorism activities, religious radicalism, organized...

Global debts: A trigger of new wars

The world’s economy is undergoing the worst epoch since 1930, with one way out of the bottleneck: A war in the Middle East that would enhance energy and financial markets as well as global...

Nation building through state building

To diagnose Arab issues, one should first address two concepts: nation-building and state-building. For more than 80 years, Arabs have lost their real identity due to hundreds of years of colonialism...

Arabs between MESA, the ultimatum deal and normalization

Few days ago, a seminar was held in Israel to assess the strategic situation in the region from Israeli perspective. A group of senior experts in politics and strategies presented several papers. The...

Will Moscow host Syria-Israel peace talks?

Russian sources believe that Moscow would play the role of a peace mediator between Israel and Syria, benefitting from the current situation in the Middle East and the political status in both...

Why China retains upper hand in Africa despite France, US ambitions

China’s ambitions in African countries are on the rise. Beijing’s annual trade with African states exceeded $250 billion at a time Chinese firms and companies have heavily invested in...

Why are Washington, Moscow and Beijing competing on New Delhi?

America is in relative decline, but this is not attributed to the rise of China, India, Brazil and Russia, but to internal US political, economic and even cultural deterioration.As known through...

Political and economic challenges, Middle East’s major quandaries

The Middle East faces unprecedented challenges and transformations that are sweeping the region at a dramatic pace, which not only would shift geographical boundaries, but also change social,...