Opinions

On May 9, protesters in Karbala city set ablaze portions of the fencing around the Iranian Consulate. It is response for the assassination of Ehab al-Wazni, a vocal opponent of corruption and Iran's influence in Iraq and a coordinator of protests in Karbala, pro-Tehran armed groups are legion. Al-Wazni's assassination was not a sole incident in Iraq. From the beginning of the...
Saying that Turkish-Egyptian relations have had a turbulent period since the ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi would be an understatement. Since the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état, Turkish-Egyptian relations have been demoted to the charges d'affaires level, primarily acting on economic and cultural communication. Furthermore, since then the attitude of both countries...
"Turkish procurement of S-400 tactical missile defense system and Iran's pursuit of nuclear power is presented as problematic because these states are well-known for their avoidance in band-wagoning strategies," Furkan Halit Yolcu tells the Tehran Times. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on March 24, urged Ankara...
"The U.S. has never been a shining example of a country that internalized democratic or humanitarian values," Caner, the research assistant in the Middle East Institute at Sakarya University, tells the Tehran Times. "The U.S. media is controlled by various powerful actors and they use their newspapers, TVs, and journalists to achieve their political goals," according to Caner. You...
Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government was established six months after Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned due to the anti-government protests, which started in Iraq in September 2019. Can Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government be successful? The ethno-sectarian distribution system -- the distribution of government resources among the political parties -- has become the main backbone of politics in the...
The world has been under the effect of the new type of coronavirus for the last couple of months. While more than 17,100 people have lost their lives, over 392,300 people were directly affected by the virus. Besides its influences on human life and health sector, it is necessary to mention that this outbreak, which has turned into a pandemic, would also have a lot of consequences...
Bahrain's capital Manama hosted the "Peace to Prosperity" workshop that aimed to bring a new framework to present new financial instruments to develop Palestine and Gaza. Despite the stated aim, the workshop received wide criticism from not only Palestinians, but also other Arab countries that considered the meeting as part of a so-called "Deal of the Century." The agreement was...

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