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Dr. Theodore Karasik
Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.

COLUMNISTS
Dr. Theodore Karasik
Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.

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Terror and security through UN eyes

Monday, 19 September 2016

The evolution of UN thinking on countering terrorism is part of the development of building an ...

Is China engaging the Arab world to mitigate domestic trouble?

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Events are moving very quickly regarding Chinese interests in the Arab world. News that ...

The geo-strategic significance of Saudi Arabia’s growing relations with China

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the People’s Republic of China ...

Russia, Iran partner to reshape regional geopolitics

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Russia and Iran have just pulled off a monumental strategic achievement that is likely to yet again ...

Unravelling Turkey’s pivot to the East

Friday, 05 August 2016

In a few days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart ...

Russia’s Trump card?

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Amid the flurry of accusations that Russia is conducting an information operation to get US ...

Turkey’s failed coup: What are the regional implications?

Saturday, 16 July 2016

While the aftermath of the attempted coup by a faction within the Turkish military – known as ...

ISIS migration is increasingly dangerous

Thursday, 14 July 2016

During Ramadan, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers killed hundreds in different ...

Once again, Saudi Arabia is on the terrorism frontline

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Multiple suicide bombings in the Saudi cities of Jeddah, Medina and Qatif over the past 24 hours ...

Youth at the heart of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Silicon Valley visit

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

There is valuable prominence for Saudi Arabia in having closer ties with major US technology ...

US-Saudi tech, security and economic ties get a reboot

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s significant visit to the United States cannot ...

Orlando attack proves America not immune to the ISIS disease

Monday, 13 June 2016

That an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) aspirant killed over 53 people and injured ...

What’s new about Fallujah? Quite a lot actually

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

The ongoing “Iraqi” push into Fallujah to oust Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is ...

A decisive moment in the anti-ISIS campaign?

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Is Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) about to teeter? Does the group need a shove or a push? ...

Turkey and Iraq convulse: Bad news for Iran

Sunday, 08 May 2016

Last week, events in Turkey and Iraq rocked the region and beyond in an unusual, startling way that ...

It’s a wrap: Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Now that US President’s Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia is completed, it’s ...

The endless cycle that is Libya

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

As the Government of National Accord (GNA) tries to set up its government in Tripoli, Libya ...

EgyptAir hijacking a wakeup call for aviation security awareness

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Although the hijacking of an Egypt Air Flight MS 181 turned out to be a lover’s quarrel, the ...

Syria and the Islamic Military Alliance

Monday, 21 March 2016

Five years into the Syrian debacle, there is new momentum for a real Sunni intervention, unlike past ...

Lessons learned from Operation Inherent Resolve

Monday, 14 March 2016

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and ...

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