Monthly Archives: May 2017

Possible US-Iran Collision in Syria

Both FP and MEI’s IranObserved are reporting increased tensions between Iran and the US in Syria. Last week, US forces bombed an convoy from an Iranian backed militia operating close to a “deconfliction zone” close to the Jordanian–Iraqi–Syrian border. As Daesh continues to lose ground, while Free Syrian Army forces move North from the border with […]

Rouhani Re-elected

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected on Friday. He beat his challenger Ebrahim Raisi in a landslide, earning 57% of the votes to Raisi’s 38%. Many had thought that Rouhani would face a serious challenge since much of his campaign promises in 2013 hadn’t come to fruition. He had promised to improve the economy and […]

Erdogan Strikes Again

On Wednesday, bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked peaceful protestors outside the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the US in Washington, DC. The scenes evoked images from Erdogan’s visit last year, when clashes erupted during protests near the Brookings Institution where he was scheduled to give a speech. In both, cases security […]

Jordan Bears Brunt of Trump’s Chaos

President Trump has been notorious for waffling on policy. For Jordan, that is causing a great deal of concern. Even before he came into office, Trump seemed to back off the idea that Syrian leader Bashar al Assad had to go. But he changed his tune once Assad used chemical weapons on a village near […]

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