Recent media coverage has highlighted that China, with its $ 400 billion investment in Iran, has sounded the alarm for American politicians. In this way, China is going to become a global threat and the Middle East an arena for global confrontations. In addition to China’s willingness to cooperate with US enemies, the development of a multi-purpose port in Djibouti is another threat, as China could deploy military ships there.

In fact, China’s regional goals and implications are unclear. China has extensive relations with Iran and a strong presence in the Horn of Africa. On the other hand, China’s relations…


The fate of the Vienna talks to revive JCPOA has become one of the most challenging subjects of Iran’s domestic politics and diplomacy. The final result of these talks is very important for both Hassan Rouhani and Biden, each of them dealing with tough opponents inside their countries. Rouhani’s last days of being in his office and Biden’s decisive decision to settle this case during his first days of presidency, pushes these talks forward with an extra pace.

Policy-making can be summarized in process of choosing between options that often do not have a clear preference over each other. When…


Hessa Alajaji, the first employee of the Saudi tourism department to drive to the center of Riyadh

Surveys show that the number of employed women in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly in recent years. While at the end of 2018 only about 20 percent of Saudi adult women were employed or looking for work, by the end of 2020, the percentage of employed women in the total workforce had reached 33 percent. This means that the share of Saudi women in the labor market has increased by 64% in just two years, which is an incredible statistic. …


Tribal fighters near Qayyara, Iraq, November 2016. Alaa Al-Marjani / REUTERS

Extremist groups have generally grown in the Middle East over the past decade, and Iraq is one of the countries in the region that has been in serious trouble since the fall of Saddam in 2003. The growth of extremism in Iraq is the result of various factors at the domestic, regional and international levels, among which the internal situation has played a major role. The confrontation of foreign forces with the remaining elements of the army in the post-US invasion Iraq in 2003 and the formation of resistance groups, especially among Sunni groups loyal to Saddam, led to widespread…


The Ottoman Empire 1798–1923

Turkey is one of the most important countries in the Middle East, which has entered a high level of political, military, and security conflicts in West Asia, the Caucasus, and North Africa. There is no critical point in the region where Turks do not have an important presence; From Iraq and Syria to Lebanon and Libya, and most recently Nagorno-Karabakh. Turks are looking for playing an important role in the middle east. Sometimes they are not even loyal to their friends and these friends are abused by Turkey. This shows that Erdogan has well learned this chapter of the political…


The theory of Democratic Peace is one of the new theories in the field of political science and international relations. The reason for its uniqueness is that until recent centuries, democracy has had a negative value burden, and that is why thinkers have been reluctant to endorse it. The main proponent of this theory is Emmanuel Kant, who for the first time in his work Towards Eternal Peace confirmed the hypothesis of democratic peace. However, because of the negative value burden of democracy in his time, he also presented it as peace between republican governments.

Green Movement Protests in Iran, 2009. Photo By Ben Curtis on AP Images

The Concept of Democracy in The Middle East

The concept of democracy in…


The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago; A Multicultural and Architectural City at the Heart of United States

America is an attractive country, first of all, economically. This country is as it is known is the land of opportunities. An issue that contributes to America’s economic opportunities is the huge financial transactions that make it possible to use and benefit from new and money-making projects, and again, the scientific growth of the United States. Not only is there immigration from third world countries to the United States, but also it expands to European developed countries.

Chicago is a city that hosts so many immigrants each year…

Ahmad Al Jabbouri

Freelance Middle East Analyst and Researcher

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