Middle East update: January 30 2018

SYRIA Russia’s big Syrian congress in Sochi concluded on Tuesday–having accomplished, as expected, nothing–and it appears things went really, really well: Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, helped open the conference on Tuesday by reading out a statement from Vladimir Putin saying the conditions were ripe for Syria to turn “a tragic page” in its history.… Continue reading Middle East update: January 30 2018

Middle East update: May 12-15 2017

Things are still a little catch as catch can here at attwiw world headquarters, but I’ll do my best to get you all up to date on news that doesn’t involve Donald Trump’s multiple imminent indictments at the hands of the FISA court, the Eastern District of Virginia, the International Criminal Court, the Justice League,… Continue reading Middle East update: May 12-15 2017

Yemen’s next civil war, if there is one, will be a rerun 20+ years in the making

At Muftah.org, Thanos Petouris writes about one of the aspects of Yemen’s current civil war that has gone underreported, the issue of southern separatism: A case in point is the Southern Movement (al-Hirak al-Janubi), which purports to represent the southern provinces of Yemen that were part of the former socialist People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen… Continue reading Yemen’s next civil war, if there is one, will be a rerun 20+ years in the making