The Military Jet Between Turkey and the United States

Dalia Ziada The United States and Turkey have a long history of effective military cooperation that extends to at least seventy years. It started in 1952 when Turkey was admitted as a NATO ally, and solidified over the decades of US-Russia Cold War, especially in the 1970s. However, this lengthy …

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Can the New Egyptian Naval Base Rescue Libya?

Dalia Ziada This week, Egypt is celebrating the 8th anniversary of removing the Muslim Brotherhood regime from power, in 2013. In celebration, the Egyptian president launched a new naval base with the name “The 3rd of July” at Gargoub Port on Egypt’s northwestern coast in the Mediterranean. The opening ceremony …

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Why Haftar Blocked Algeria-Libya Border?

General Khalifa Haftar

Dalia Ziada On the morning of June 20th, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that its troops moved to the southwestern area to close the border area between Libya and Algeria. LNA declared the border area as a military zone in which movement is prohibited. In immediate reaction to LNA’s …

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Anatolian Wolf Angers Poseidon

Mena Adel For decades, tension has spread in the eastern Mediterranean, and it is considered one of the hottest areas of conflict, especially in the Greek-Turkish theater, and to complement that in 2021 we witness two exercises in this region:1-The Turkish wolf howlsThe Turkish Air Force and Navy have completed …

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When Erdogan Meets NATO

Dalia Ziada The upcoming summit of the 72 years-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is turning heads, worldwide, even in countries that are not members of the most powerful political and military alliance of our time. This week, on June 14th, leaders of the thirty member countries shall gather, in …

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How to Avoid Another Hot Summer in the Mediterranean?

Dalia Ziada Despite decades of failure talks and negotiations, the Turkish and Greek neighbors have no other option but diplomacy to solve their decades-long dispute. Last week, on May 26-27, Turkey and Greece virtually held a confidence-building meeting. Meanwhile, Turkish and Greek experts met, on May 25-28, in the Turkish …

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Erdogan and Macron Rivalry is Recreating the Crusades

Dalia Ziada – The growing personal rivalry between the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the French President Emmanuel Macron poses a serious threat to the relationship between Europe and the Middle East. It, also, threatens the security and stability of the eastern Mediterranean region, which has already been suffering …

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EDGE: A New Landscape for the Defence Industry in the Middle East

Faisal Al Bannai, CEO & Managing Director of EDGE.

Recently, EDGE was ranked among the top 25 military suppliers in the world by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a think tank that specialises in data analysis of military expenditure and arms trade among other peace and security-related matters. EDGE Group was established in November 2019 consolidating more than 25 …

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