Towards Syrian Reunification in 2019?

In a Tweet posted on December 19, 2018, after a two-hour meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Donald Trump announced, the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, creating renewed media attention and diplomatic reactions around the topic of Syria. Reactions and comments since have been numerous, as have the changes in speech and…

Operation Northern Shield, a potential regional escalation?

This post is the english version of an article published in French late December on the following website: https://lemonde-arabe.fr/21/12/2018/loperation-bouclier-du-nord-ou-une-potentielle-escalade-regionale/ On December 4th Israel Defense Forces (IDF)  announced the launch of "Operation Northern Shield", to expose, prevent and destroy underground tunnels dug by Hezbollah from southern Lebanon into Israeli territory. The operation was launched with the…