MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: A PERSPECTIVE FOR KURDISTAN-IRAQ?- by Bilal Wahab – PolicyWatch 3550 December 1, 2021
With militias on the back foot, the United States should lean on Kurdish and Iraqi leaders to find unity of purpose in confronting the destabilizing actions of pro-Iran groups.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH ANALYSIS BY Jonathan Spyer – Middle East Analysis and Reportage
November 20, 2021 JERUSALEM POST
The departure of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander from Syria this month has led to some speculation in regional media that the Syrian regime is seeking to recalibrate its relations with Teheran.
Tired of migrants arriving from Africa, the E.U. has created a shadow immigration system that captures them before they reach its shores, and sends them to brutal Libyan detention centers run by militias.
By Ian Urbina November 28, 2021 THE NEW YORKER – A collection of makeshift warehouses sits along the highway in Ghout al-Shaal, a worn neighborhood of auto-repair shops and scrap yards in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Formerly a storage depot for cement, the site was reopened in January, 2021, its outer walls heightened and topped with barbed wire.
Vaccine passports won’t end the pandemic – Tom Chivers is UnHerd’s Science Editor. His second book, How to Read Numbers, is out now. November 29, 2021 UNHERD MAGAZINE UK
It may not feel like it, but with Omicron, the new Covid variant, we need to count our blessings.
Omicron has been detected — and may have first arisen — in Gauteng province, South Africa.
What the COVID Omicron Variant Really Means, and What Experts Are Worried About – The new COVID omicron variant – discovered in South Africa and identified in Israel – has a very large number of mutations in critical parts of its spike protein
Ido Efrati HAARETZ – Nov. 26, 2021Various COVID-19 variants have been discovered around the world during the nearly two years of the pandemic – the vast majority being expressions of random and insignificant changes in the virus’s genome.
Unheimliche Brüder, bigotte Schwestern – wie die Muslimbruderschaft die Öffentlichkeit und die islamischen Verbände beeinflusst
Die islamistische Muslimbruderschaft und ihre Sympathisanten streben in Europa nach Macht und Einfluss. Offiziell hat niemand etwas mit ihnen zu tun, aber die Realität sieht anders aus. Lucien Scherrer 26.11.2021,NZZ «Wenn man nichts zu essen hat, denkt man nicht an Homosexualität»: Nadia Karmous im Museum der islamischen Zivilisationen, 2016.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : DELTA CRESCENT ENERGY: REFINING U.S. STABILIZATION STRATEGIES IN NORTHEAST SYRIA
by Calvin Wilder and Kenneth R. Rosen PolicyWatch 3547 November 24, 2021
If the Biden administration moves forward with canceling the company’s license, it will need to prepare for increased military and economic pressure in the northeast amid further encroachment by
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : Erdogan seeks foreign policy score amid currency crisis – Despite its currency’s meltdown, Turkey’s President has still room to maneuver in the foreign policy field.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : Erdogan seeks foreign policy score amid currency crisis
Despite its currency’s meltdown, Turkey’s President has still room to maneuver in the foreign policy field. –Cengiz CandarNovember 24, 2021 AL MONITOR
Turkey’s economy might be going through its darkest days in decades, yet foreign policy still allows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to score points.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: BLAMING JOE BIDEN & PRAISING DONALD TRUMP -Former envoy on Abraham Accords: ‘We should reward the peacemakers’
Aryeh Lightstone, who was chief of staff to former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, offers his unique perspective on the historic normalization agreements.BY JOSH HASTEN JEWISH NEWS SYNDICATE 24-11-2021