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Turkey and Russia ready to face-off in Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Saturday, that Turkey has banned all Russian planes, both military and civilian, from flying over Turkish airspace while going to Syria. This ban will remain for three months. The surprise move is seen as a bid to increase pressure on […]

“The majority of the Ukrainians don’t support the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion” interview with Shahzada Rahim

“The majority of the Ukrainians don’t support the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion” interview with Shahzada Rahim Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator In an effort to understand the events in Ukraine, Steven Sahiounie of MidEastDiscourse interviewed Shahzada Rahim, a geopolitical analyst based in Islamabad with specialization in Eurasian politics, Middle East and Russian Foreign Policy. He […]

Syrie : SitRep 114 avec Ayssar Midani (17 novembre 2021)

Syrie : SitRep 114 avec Ayssar Midani (17 novembre 2021). Au programme : – Participation de la Syrie au Congrès de l’UNESCO à Paris – Prochain sommet d’Astana, à venir fin décembre au Kazakhstan – Visites de responsables iraniens, émiratis et russes en Syrie – Les préparatifs de la bataille d’Idlib continuent – Les kurdes syriens des FDS tentés de […]

On the Ground in Syria: Terrorist groups, Turkish threats & Russian overtures

Ibrahim Mohammad Wahdi Turkish threats of a wide-scale military operation in northern Syria and a Syrian-Kurdish approach under Russian auspices, while al-Julani continues his plan to control Idlib. * What follows is a detailed analysis of the terrorist groups and warlord factions involved in the occupation of north-west Syria and the interconnected Turkish neo-Ottoman agenda …

US foreign policy on Syria dictated by unverified viral videos

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On August 21, 2013 a video was uploaded in Syria by opposition activists.  The video was not verified, but was shown almost continuously around the world on every media imaginable. To understand the August 2013 video, and alleged chemical attack in Ghouta near Damascus, one must first understand that a long […]

Is Erdogan a US/UK stooge or a rogue dictator with delusions of empire?

We cover the recent unrest in Turkey and backlash against the growing Syrian refugee population, now believed to be an estimated five million. We talk about emerging energy sector alliances that may be surprising in who they bring together, partnering Israel with Lebanon to counter the rise of Russian influence in the region with Iran and Hezbollah and much more

Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood

Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring in 2011 is going through a process of strategic correction. Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday he was firing the prime minster, Hichem Mechichi, dismissing the parliament, and assuming executive authority under Article 80 […]

“Syria has been effectively balkanized between America, Isis, the Kurds, and Turkey” says Fra Hughes.

“Syria has been effectively balkanized between America, Isis, the Kurds, and Turkey” says Fra Hughes. Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syria is about to blow wide-open. Several days ago, Turkey bombed a residential area in Aleppo, followed by an Israeli bombing of the south of Aleppo, and the Turkish backed terrorists in Idlib bombed […]

Russia ready to face turkey in Idlib conflict

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/16/russia-ready-to-face-turkey… Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Idlib sits ready for battle. The last terrorist controlled area is waiting for imminent military action.  The small agricultural province, full of olive trees and terrorists, sits poised to spring into action. The former Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is heavily armed, and has depended on […]