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Syria’s Assad is confronting the toughest challenges of the 9-year war

Syria’s Assad is confronting the toughest challenges of the 9-year war

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is confronting the biggest challenges to his hold on power since Syrians first rose up against him nine years ago, as a rift within his family, a collapsing economy and rising tensions with his key ally Russia lay bare the fragility of his regime. The rebels...

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Tunisia Under Crossfire As Haftar's Allies Seek Chaos - Opinion

Tunisia Under Crossfire As Haftar's Allies Seek Chaos - Opinion

By  Yasser Abu Hilala As soon as the counter-revolution in Libya has shown signs of failure, Tunisia started facing new rounds of sabotage, including an attempt to drive a wedge between the House of Representatives and the presidency, and provoking infighting within the...

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Why Russia is losing its hold on Syria

Why Russia is losing its hold on Syria

Russia’s relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin’s closet is full of skeletons – Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on....

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Foreign hands in Syria's war creating new problems for Assad

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating new problems for Assad

Israeli planes made another round of airstrikes in Syria last week, targeting Iranian militia bases in the east and an alleged chemical weapons research laboratory in Aleppo province. The number of Israeli strikes in Syria over the past nine years is estimated to be in the hundreds, but the...

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