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Beirut 1982, Aleppo 2016

Beirut 1982, Aleppo 2016

Aleppo 2016: The waiting is over for those who pinned their hopes and fears for the next phase of the Syrian conflict on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. But whatever approach is eventually adopted by the incoming administration of Donald Trump once it...
The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

On October 8, 2016, the China Syndrome Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) announced the completion of the TOUAL 3D seismic acquisition project, in Ouargla and Illizi, Algeria. The news reflected a trend of rising exchanges between Algeria and China. In 2014,...
Egypt’s Shift from Saudi Arabia to Russia

Egypt’s Shift from Saudi Arabia to Russia

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Egypt’s shift, two previously staunch allies, have recently soured. This can be attributed to Egypt’s inability to perform its role as a guarantor of regional Gulf security against growing Iranian hegemony and its desire to...