MACRON'S LIBYA AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
One wonders whether the July 25 meeting in France between president Serraj and general Haftar can effectively unlock the political-military situation in Libya. Surely, as in all other diplomatic initiatives, that of the new French president Macron...
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
The official history of the Middle East, at least the one written on history books or newspapers, is only a part of the story of what actually happened. We usually know who friends and foes are. And the external observers often decide whose side to be on. The truth is that there is also another history that we know very little about because it is part of a dirty game...
THE MERCENARIES THAT UPHOLD MONARCHIES IN THE PERSIAN GULF
Saudi Arabia is a country that, after decades of moderate policies
and diplomacy, has suddenly become aggressive and belligerent. Pushed
by his own son, the 30 year old Mohamed bin Salman, who has replaced
his cousin, Mohamed bin Nayef, as crown prince, the Saudis want to
lead Sunni Muslims against the Shia and fight against terrorism. The
conflicts they are waging are part of that strategy, as are the
creation of the so-called “Islamic NATO”, the war in Yemen, the
sanctions against Qatar and the threats against Iran. Hence the question: does Saudi Arabia,
and its allies from the UAE and Bahrain, have the military strength
to wage all these conflicts and win them?