Dalia Ziada Whenever the phrase “military diplomacy” is used, in the Middle East region, most likely you will find the name of Turkey next to it. Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, in 1923, the successive Turkish political leaderships have grown pretty skilled in manipulating various tools of military …Read More »
Geopolitical Significance of Russia-led Military Intervention in Kazakhstan Turmoil
Dalia Ziada The recent turmoil in Kazakhstan brings back to the surface the question about the critical role of the military force in determining the success or failure of a civil rebellion against a political regime. However, the case of Kazakhstan is special in the sense that it adds another …Read More »
Consequences of UAE F-35 Deal Suspension on US Middle East Policy
Dalia Ziada The recent controversy over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) intention to suspend its F-35 deal with the United States is the latest disappointment in the deteriorating relationship between the US and the Middle East, under the Biden Administration. It adds to US-Turkey disputes over the same jet fighters, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Why Haftar Blocked Algeria-Libya Border?
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The Brewing Egypt-Ethiopia War is an International Security Threat
Dalia Ziada It would be a delusion to assume that the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia, over the building and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), has not, yet, escalated into a state of war. Egypt and Ethiopia have already been engaged in war-level conflicts, since Ethiopia announced …Read More »
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 …Read More »