An important change of forces is taking place in the province of Idlib, rebel bastion for islamist groups in northern Syria since 2012, where once again it is Turkey which gets to impose its interests.Read more "The End of the Road for the Group that is not Al Qaeda in Syria"
For the first time since Saudi Arabia Founder Abdulaziz Ibn Saud left the throne to his son Saud in 1953, a father is once again leaving the throne to his son. King Salman’ son Mohammad is the Crown Prince and he’s proven to be a relentless heir in a scenario akin to “One Thousand and One Nights.” Intrigues, dying princes, prosecuted millionaires, potential detractors being “taken care of,” and a country under reform.Read more "The Founder, The Father, And The Future: Saudi Arabia’s Self-Coup"
With the aim of overcoming the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq drawing closer, the intentions of the various actors in the region, from Syrians, both rebels and pro-government, to Kurds, Turks, Iranians, Americans, Russians and militiamen of different origins. This is the board facing the final matches where every movement can have dramatic repercussions.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part VI: Scenario For The Final Game"
In an exercise that proposes both truths and interpretations that do not seem to fit in the editorial of the mass media, we give a list of questions and answers that help to look with other lenses a scenario that seems clouded by too many actors with too many agendas.Read more "Syrian War, The Other Answers."
A story we have witnessed too many times. The formula is really simple. Get to know what the majority is saying and repeat it before an audience. The audience will start to validate their point of view because there’s someone publicly talking about it. Eventually, this symbiosis culminates in mutual deception, like Trump who “loves Wikileaks” and now is “OK” with the prosecution of their leaders.Read more "From Populism to Flip-Flop To Just Flop"
The punishment attack on Syria, which Donald Trump hurriedly launched and probably for reasons of US domestic politics, puts the whole world at risk and again confronts the Western powers directly with Russia.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part V: Ingredients For A Storm"
A tangle of lies, cover-ups and half-truths hide what really happened in Khan Sheikhoun and those responsible. in this report we raise more doubts than answers about the chemical attack in Syria, but perhaps this is the order: questioning before answering.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part IV: Truth, First Casualty Of War"
Israel came out from the shadows making explicit their offensive, defensive and surveillance arsenal and openly presenting their pieces on the chessboard in a double game: attacking Hezbollah and sending a message to the Kremlin… and Russia could strike back next time.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part III: Time To Move On To Bigger Things"
This second report deepens on current events in Syria and Iraq, highlighting the alliances and enmities, both historical and circumstantial, that take place alongside the many faces of the Syrian conflict.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part II: Distrusting Allies And Allying Enemies"
We start a series of articles related to the Syrian Civil War and the improbable alliances happening and turning on every moment. This Part I: US Dance Of Demons works as the context for the next posts in this saga, where we’ll be discussing how the key players in the Near East move their pieces on the chessboard that comprises Syria and Iraq.Read more "Syrian Civil War Series. Part I: US Dance Of Demons"