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Does The General Assembly Rejection Of Trump’s Jerusalem Move Signal The End Of US Dominance?

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution that was co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the emergency session, 128 countries voted in favour of the non-binding resolution, 9 voted against the resolution and 35 abstained from the vote. […]


US Provides Evidence That Iran Is Supplying Weapons To Houthi Rebels

The United States revealed evidence on 14 December that suggests Iran has been providing weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.  While many already believed this to be the case, the evidence seems to substantiate the claims that Saudi Arabia has been making for quite some time.  The international agreement that […]


The Middle East’s Quadrille Dances Around Palestinian Hopes

Once more, the turbulent Middle East appears to be on the cusp of a major geopolitical realignment. The rising pace of the region’s interstate quadrille (an 18th & 19th century dance which involves repeated changing of partners) is seeing the development of strange bedfellows. In particular, many observers remark that […]


Manus Island: Broken Solution To Age-Old Problem

The Australian-run detention center on Manus Island was shut down on October 31, after it was declared illegal by Papua New Guniea court. Its short lifespan is a testament to the complexities of implementing a working policy that effectively deals with refugee and asylum seekers. “Any asylum seeker who arrives in […]


Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri “Temporarily Suspends” Resignation

A day after returning to Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has said he is suspending his resignation—temporarily halting what would have effectively brought down his 11-month-old government. Speaking during Lebanon’s Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, Hariri said what Lebanon “needs at this sensitive time [is] exceptional efforts from everyone […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


Bold Attack By Houthi Rebels Heightens Regional Tensions

Saudi Arabia has resolved to close Yemen’s land, air, and sea ports following the launch of a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by Houthi rebels on November 4th. The Kingdom retaliated within hours of the missile intercept, carrying out a barrage of airstrikes on key Houthi targets within […]