Category: International Security

Why the killing of Qasem Soleimani isn’t war

Soleimani

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force was killed in a US drone strike on the 3nd of January 2020. Killed with him was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Soleimani was considered to be the architect of Tehran’s…

PM Boris Johnson’s ‘new’ deal….again

International Relations

Reading Time: 2 minutes While members of Parliament have been sparring for months over the deal Boris Johnson proposes to the European Union with Brexit, there seems to have been a breakthrough from the MPs in Westminster, but the EU is not so receptive. While Boris Johnson currently needs only 30 more opposing votes to turn in his favor,…

Gulf-Israel Ties Might Not Survive Trump’s Peace Plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute BY DANIEL B. SHAPIRO, YOEL GUZANSKY The U.S.-sponsored Peace to Prosperity workshop in Manama, Bahrain, last month—an effort spearheaded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, to sell the economic portion of a broader Middle East peace plan—had limited success in its stated purpose of advancing Palestinian economic development. But it showed more…