Libya’s Government of National Accord has little time to sort out the mess it is in, with the Libyan National Army making some progress in Tripoli’s suburbs. LNA warlord Haftar’s strike on the Zawiya Oil installation near al Harsha in west Tripolitania on the 27th of December resulted in drasticContinue Reading/Continuer à lire


Sensing a power vacuum in Washington, Europe, and Tel Aviv along with the weakness of North African regimes — and emboldened by his own hubris — Erdogan has promised military boots on the ground in Libya as first reported in « Can Recep the Magnificent Sort Out Libya » on December 17th.Continue Reading/Continuer à lire

Les militaires turcs sont assez mécontents du char Leopard 2 équipant leurs forces blindées. Considéré comme l’un des meilleurs chars de bataille au monde, le Leopard 2 n’a pas vraiment fait ses preuves sur les théâtres des opérations en Irak et en Syrie où des guérillas légèrement armées ont puContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

Pipeline wars are often overlooked in the scheme of things, where pipelines represent competing national interests of a purely economic sort, beyond the usual political rhetoric surrounding ideology and demagoguery. Because a gas pipeline transports natural gas and not political ideology or dogma, the discussion about policy as driven byContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

While the US concentrates on the crimes of its depraved political class, public exposure and the bright light thrown on their heinous crimes seems to have provided a window to get real work done, opposing corrupt US influence elsewhere, especially in Syria. Syrian security forces are making progress in cuttingContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

Les six ressortissants turcs, des matelots d’un navire cargo, arrêtés par les forces de Khalifa Haftar dans l’est de la Libye en représailles à la chute de la ville de Gharyan en Tripolitaine ont été relâchés avant l’expiration d’un ultimatum turc lancé il y a 24 heures. Le gouvernement turcContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It will run smack up against a competing Turkish-Russian gas pipeline,Continue Reading/Continuer à lire

La Turquie est devenue un acteur régional et international pragmatique, actif et opportuniste sur la scène moyen-orientale et en Asie Centrale. Ces caractéristiques de la politique étrangère turque permettent aujourd’hui de faire de la Turquie un pays-pivot dans ces régions dans un contexte marqué par l’exaspération des rivalités et desContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

Late last year, Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing across the Turkish border into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS). The border crossing near the Turkish cityContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

“I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally. The leaked audiotapes that reveal Turkey’s highestContinue Reading/Continuer à lire