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

Would Naseeb-Jaber crossing open partially some time soon?

The Jordanian government has not made any formal request to sit at the negotiating table with the Syrian side to establish a mechanism to reopen the crossing point despite previous statements...

How Kissinger drew up the future of Jordan, Israel and Palestine

On September 2, 2018, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a number of Israeli lawmakers in his office in Ramallah that US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and US...

China, Russia, Iran and Turkey to de-peg from dollar?

Are world circumstances apt to jettison American dollar dominance? Since Donald Trump took over the presidency of the United States, opponents of Washington’s policies have been increasing....

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict’s predicament

The question that was raised in the past few months, can Arabs and Israelis sit back again and negotiate to put final touches on the two-state solution, or will it end up with one state at the expense...

Populism and protectionism, prelude to economic and political warfare

Seismic populist and protectionist shifts the world is witnessing threaten to pave the way for an era of pre-world War I and World War II. Many countries are seeking national identities and to set...

Jordan pays price for advocating peace in Syria, defending Jerusalem identity

Many Jordanians believe that what has happened thus far in Al-Fuhais and Al-Salt is to dissuade Jordanian leadership from proceeding further with advocating a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict...

The new Syria amidst conflicting regional, international interests

On August 2, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters: “From our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a real address,...

Is the world ready for eco-refugee waves?

The upshots of ecological changes may cause the movement of more than 25-30 million people in the coming decade. How can this be handled?It is known that ecology‐correlated security challenges are...