A fair observer of our geopolitical complexity should be able to focus successively in different directions and detect the patterns that emerge when comparing not only levels of virulence, but also the historical logic of their interactions.
The politics of Idlib are extremely complicated, particularly with respect to outside powers that have vested interests in the outcome of the fight for the province.
Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are an effort to signal to the rest of the world that no one is beyond Iran ’s reach.
Riyadh’s strategy of breaking down Yemen without allowing it to collapse entirely now provides the kingdom with more opportunities to lead its reconstruction.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the former US ambassador to Mozambique and Peru, Dennis Jett.
Iran’s attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz were a sacrifice to lure Washington into a draw.
Mike Pompeo has “no doubt” that Iran is guilty of attacking the tankers in the Gulf of Oman, while the rest of the world is left wondering.
After last week’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, Tehran will need to undertake a sober assessment of its options, which are few, and its prospects, which only get worse.
Accusing Jeremy Corbyn of betraying the wise policies of Trump’s US and Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia, Tory headliners redefine the UK’s sense of moral purpose.
Why would right-wing terrorists decide not to claim responsibility for their crimes? In Germany, there has been an ongoing public debate as to whether radical-right terrorists take responsibility for their crimes, particularly after the radical-right terrorist group Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund (the National Socialist Underground, NSU) was uncovered. This group did not claim credit for its attacks before 2011, when its existence was revealed.