China aligned with Russia on Mideast policies

China is hailing its comprehensive and collaborative partnership with Russia with regard to regional and international issues. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang underscored that both nations are “also permanent members…

Putin conducts surprise visit to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a surprise visit to Damascus, where he held several meetings with his Syrian counterpart, President Bashar al-Assad. The two leaders visited the Russian military’s headquarters…

U.S. Embassy in Iraq evacuated under siege

Staff today evacuated the U.S. embassy in Baghdad under siege by thousands of protesters, enraged over American military air strikes against the powerful Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah last Sunday (December 29).…

Erdoğan under Political Siege

By: Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak,  expert on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, Turkish-Israeli relations, and the Kurds. As of 2002, Turkey has been ruled by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and…