Russia’s foreign minister advises Rojava’s Kurds to emulate Iraqi Kurds
Rudaw 15-1-2022 – ERBIL- Russia’s foreign minister on Friday said that the negotiating committees in northern Syria (Rojava) “do not represent all the Kurdish components,”
by Anna BorshchevskayaJan 11, 2022Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia’s policy toward the Middle East. –
Some Western policymakers seem to believe that Russia can be helpful on Iran even as it threatens to attack Ukraine, but they’re missing the bigger picture.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: In Gesture to Turkey Biden Administration Drops Support for Israel-Cyprus-Greece Gas Pipeline
By David Israel – Jan 13, 2022 JEWISH EXPRESS redit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
The US is no longer supporting the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline project, according to a statement of the State Department that suggests the Biden administration’s interest is switching to renewable energy sources.
VERFASSUNGSSCHUTZ – Rechtsextreme bei Corona-Protesten nicht in der Mehrheit – Von Manuel Bewarder DIE WELT 13-1-2022
Der „überwiegende Teil“ seien „normale“ Bürger, erklärt Verfassungsschutz-Präsident Haldenwang.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH:Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief January 11, 2022 – A weekly brief of events occurred in the Kurdistan regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
A Kurdish language teacher and activist named Zara Mohammadi turned herself in to Iranian authorities after an appeals court confirmed her five-year prison sentence for “creating a group to disrupt national security.”
The Biden administration eased restrictions on aid groups working with the Syrian government in November. Al-Monitor StaffJanuary 11, 2022
JANUARY 10, 2022 BY JOSEPH FITSANAKIS
IN A SIGN OF WIDENING disagreements within the government of Kazakhstan, the once supremely powerful head of the country’s internal intelligence agency has been fired.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: PLAIN LANGUAGE & INTENTIONSYou’re pissing me off!’ – Israeli diplomat reportedly yells at European envoys
Aliza Bin Noun loses cool after diplomats from 16 countries use routine meeting on West Bank to present list of concerns regarding Israeli conduct beyond Green Line – TIMES OF ISRAEL 7 January 2022
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: LISTEN TO JONATHAN SPYER
January 9, 2022 by jonathanspyer Jerusalem Post, 7/1
As 2022 begins, the Mid-East strategic picture is in a state of flux and change.