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

Gas and oil diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean prelude to regional war

The Middle East has undergone major vicissitudes following the “Arab Spring” demonstrations. The Mideast is one of the most important regions in the world and the stability of which is...

Turkish foreign policy: From defensive to offensive

Turkey has sought to exploit the Qatar dispute with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to grab a historic opportunity in the region. The dreams of a strong, regional Turkey necessitates great...

Jordan’s foreign policy message from Davos

It is palpable that a nation’s foreign policy mirrors its political leaders’ perspectives and views. These are a product of internal and external factors that influence political...

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

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 targeted the Syrian army many times. The second trend...

The Gulf region’s evolving military balance since 1991

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 coalition against Iraqi by launching a massive...

Will a new world order start taking shape in 2018?

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

Trajectories of the 2018 US policy in the Middle East

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 security has been one of the main American concerns...

Washington-Moscow deal to end Mideast conflict?

The international political and diplomatic scene is witnessing an escalation in political and military tensions between the US and Russia as well as their allies, which have reached a state of bellum...