Iran has expressed outrage at the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, and has announced a resumption of its nuclear enrichment program, but little in the way of reprisals has actually taken place. For the United States, the goal of killing Soleimani was to break the Iranian sphere of influence. Its […]
The Middle East is still reeling from the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Turkey’s decision to move its economic zone in the Eastern Mediterranean to abut Libya’s and then to announce that it was planning to send troops to support the embattled government in Libya has changed the shape of the Middle East. The Libyan government is under attack by a faction with strong Russian support and troops. […]
(click to enlarge) Scale: Hit, Partial Hit, Inconclusive, Partial Miss, Miss A Cycle Ends The U.S. and China will reach a deal on trade, but it won’t end the trade war. Hit China and the U.S. were seemingly inches from a deal for nearly the entire year, but they repeatedly struggled to push negotiations across […]
Iraqi protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and heavy clashes erupt near Tripoli.
The U.S. launches drone strikes in Iraq and Syria, and China prepares to complete its Beidou satellite system.
Turkey plans to send troops to Libya, and pirates board a tanker in the Strait of Singapore.