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

Iraqi leaders’ visits a prelude toward internal reconciliation, regional calculations

The visits of Iraqi officials to some Arab capitals in the past few months until recently with Iraqi Shiite cleric leader, Moqtada al-Sadr who paid a visit to Jordan on October 22, 2017 represent that...

Political instability and unlikely allies in the Middle East

Political instability in the Middle East has driven some countries to rethink their strategic relations with other countries.Few days ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit...

Russian diplomats: Syria, Yemen high on Salman-Putin agenda for talks

In his scheduled meeting with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin would seek ways to stabilize relations with various...

King Salman’s Russia visit has potential to change Middle East landscape

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will head an official delegation on October4-7, 2017 to have meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin and senior government officials, the first ever visit by a...

Putin in Ankara to forge alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on September 28, 2017. The two leaders are expected to dovetail their positions over regional...

Qatar enters Turkey-EU fray to ‘resolve’ crisis with GCC?

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit to Ankara, before he headed to Berlin and Paris on his way to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, sent several political...

Will Ankara reopen its embassy in Damascus soon?

The question whether Turkey would reopen its embassy in Damascus in the near future has become significant for many analysts due to the multiple messages that such a move would send to various...

Lavrov’s visit to Riyadh and Amman comes at a right time

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is experiencing a fundamental geopolitical transformation which has pushed both superpowers to get more involved in the affairs of the MENA region. The...