Nusra aims to strengthen its footprint and widen its influence in the northern Syria and present itself as the primary force fighting the Assad regime on the ground.
The idea that Sisi will be an effective ally against Islamic terrorists is misguided. He has, in fact, become one of the jihadists’ most effective recruiting tools.
No clear timeline exists for the strikes on Yemen and the Houthis do not seem willing to leave Aden. These two facts portend a civil war that may last for decades.
The dramatic turn of events in Yemen with “Operation Decisive Storm” is more than a battle against the Houthis. It is about the Saudi comeback in regional politics in the Middle East.
The fighting in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis inside the country.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has borrowed almost all of their methods of control from Saddam-era tactics.
The solution to Iraq’s woes must involve strong political leadership.
Saudi Arabia is using the war against the Houthis to consolidate Saudi influence and control over Yemen, including the Port of Aden.
Saudi Arabia is saying that Gulf security is the Arab region’s security and, from now on, Arab states should look to Riyadh for direction to deal with the region’s political and security challenges.
A Saudi-led aerial bombing campaign in Yemen comes after four years of a United Nations-backed political solution that ended up creating more violence than peace.