July 16, 2019
(A Podcast) Why Did Al Jazeera Air a Story About Turkey’s Brutal Oppression of Journalists?
On July 6, 2019, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera aired the first of a three-part show called "Media haven or hell? The paradox of journalism in Turkey" highlighting Turkey's brutal oppression of treatment of Turkish journalists and thinkers. This podcast explores Qatar's reasons and illustrates the point that everything in the Middle East is linked. And if you understand the links in…
February 9, 2019
From Beirut to Warsaw
The General Elections in Lebanon took place in May 2018. Since the elections, Iran has ordered The Lebanese Shi’ite Proxy, Hezbollah – a member of the Lebanese Parliament (with 13 Seats) – to veto the formation of the government. Iran recently gave Hezbollah the green light to approve the formation of a government. On the one hand, this indicates that…
January 2, 2019
Rapprochement In Syria – A Tipping Point? (A Podcast)
President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has accelerated the Arab world’s rapprochement to Assad. But there is a price to pay…Who are the possible winners and who are the potential losers? For More of my Articles & Podcasts on Syria: My Enemy is My Best Asset Chaos Spreads in Syria – An Opportunity for a Strategic…
December 27, 2018
Conference Call Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria
This is a recording of a conference call briefing I held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in which I provided my immediate analysis of the ramifications of US President, Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw United States forces from Syria. For Related Articles & Podcasts: Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | Lebanon & Iran My Enemy is My Best Asset…
December 8, 2018
The War in Yemen – It’s About Iran
What is the war in Yemen about? Why is it so important? Why is it relevant to the United States? The Saudi’s must curb the Iranian aggressive expansion throughout the Middle East – because what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East.
October 27, 2018
Gaza Update October 26 – 27, 2018
Update and analysis of the overnight attack by Islamic Jihad In Palestine (IJIP) on Israeli communities in Otef Aza (the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip), the IDF response, and the subsequent behavior of IJIP.
October 17, 2018
Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | The Reopening of the Jordan-Syria Nassib Border Crossing
On the surface, the Reopening of the Nassib Border Crossing, connecting Syria and Jordan, which has been closed since 2015 might give the impression that the situation in Syria has stabilized and that Bashar al Assad, the President of Syria, has restored his sovereignty and control over the country. However, zooming in and zooming out helps you understand that that…
October 15, 2018
Who Is Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi?
On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, entered the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey and has not been seen since. Who was he? And why does his disappearance offer us a glimpse into one of the central power Middle East power struggles? Listen to my podcast to find out…
October 10, 2018
Lebanon and The STL as of October 7 2018
This podcast explores the latest on the investigation of The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), an international tribunal established in March 2009, whose primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the attack on February 14, 2005 which killed 22 people, including the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others.
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