The latest resurgence of the Middle East conflict can be framed in an already uncertain global scenario, where heightened geopolitical risks for commodity markets are related to structural energy security issues.
Historically rivals on both geopolitical and sectarian grounds, the tripartite agreement between Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic and China is a diplomatic coup that could offer prospects for growth and stability in the Arabian Peninsula over the long term.
Following the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, many international scholars began to explore the role of China in the Russo-Ukrainian war. However, it is still difficult for China to play the role of mediator. Firstly, the Russian-Ukrainian war is by its very nature a proxy war, with the US’s strategic goals to weaken Russia economically and make European countries more dependent on the US militarily. China will not be able to reverse US strategic objectives until the US domestic environment changes. Secondly, as China is a long-term challenger to US hegemony at its core, the US also wants to worsen China’s relationship with the EU by tying China and Russia together through the Russo-Ukrainian war. The EU does not have confidence in China’s neutrality in the Russo-Ukrainian war. If China wants to mediate the Russo-Ukrainian war, it must win over the EU and seek a consensus, so that both sides can force the US and Russia to act prudently on the Russo-Ukrainian war.
On Wednesday, US troops stationed in the South of Syria attacked bunkers in Deir el-Zor province after a Syrian attack. These US attacks took place because of the aggressions the US troops were subjected to last week. the US thinks the attacks have been made by the Tehran-backed militias even if the Iranians denied it.
On Saturday there was the umpteenth protest against the Iraqi Parliament conducted by the supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The protest injured at least 125 people and this was the second protest of the week with the first on Wednesday.
Israeli Knesset voted to disperse on 30th June 2022 and to hold new elections in November. This vote ended the shortest legislature Israel has ever had and the Presidency adventure of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Bennett’s role will be taken by Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid who will become prime minister.
The start of the Syrian Civil war on March 15, 2011, marked the start of the suffering for many families. These fights have recorded thousands of casualties. They have torn the nation and have also taken the nation back in its standards of living. It has also resulted in the mass movement of the Syrians to neighboring countries and regions within Syria itself.
An overview of Israel politics, one month after an unlikely coalition ousted Netanyahu out of government. Is change on the way?
Inhumane living conditions in Jau Prison in Bahrain left inmates vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, magnifying human rights violations.
Sheikh Jarrah has experienced an exacerbation of violence the last few weeks. The tensions between the Palestinians and the Israelis escalated further with the violence spreading in the Gaza Strip.