Kurds battle with Arab tribes in eastern Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A power struggle in the eastern Syrian desert might end with the US withdrawal from Syria, as the occupation allies battle each other for power and lucrative energy resources. On August 27, Ahmed al-Khubail, the commander of the Deir ez-Zor Military Council (DZMC), was lured to Hasakah by the […]

I crashed an anti-Syria lobby meeting where they pushed for a new Caliphate and more starvation sanctions

I crashed the meeting of a lobbying front that ended the life-saving General License 2023 on Syria, and is now pushing to extend Washington’s economic war for another 8 years. Behind closed doors, the former State Department official leading the workshop revealed the group’s ultimate goal: partitioning Syria and creating a de facto Caliphate for a rebranded Al Qaeda offshoot. This July 30, I registered under an alias to join a workshop organized by the Syrian American Council (SAC), the […]

Turkey plans to annex Aleppo

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced his plan to return Syrian refugees in Turkey to Aleppo. For many years he has proposed a plan to create a safe zone, or de-escalation zone specifically developed to hold the millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey. The Erdogan plan, dubbed […]

Syrian civilians struggle between deadly Israeli air strikes and US sanctions

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Israeli airstrikes on Syria have become routine and deadly. On Monday, Israeli airstrikes on Damascus at 2:20 am local time killed four Syrian soldiers and wounded four others.  Damascus residents were awoken from sleep to sounds and flashes of bright lights from the attacks.  Regardless of the numerous attacks, […]

“The Relations between Turkey and the United States is not easily repaired” interview with Aydin Sezer

By:Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Turkey’s foreign policy has changed 180° recently. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accepted Sweden joining NATO even though Sweden allowed the burning of the Quran. President Erdogan has also shifted his Alliances from Moscow to Washington. Steven Sahiounie of MidEastDiscource interviewed Aydin Sezer, political scientist, foreign policy analyst, former […]

“Diplomatic relations with Syria should be restored and sanctions lifted”: interview with Gunnar Lindemann, German Parliament member

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   The largest migrant boat disaster recently off the coast of Greece involved 750 persons wanting to get to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Though this was the largest tragedy, similar voyages are happening almost daily with loss of life. The US and EU sanctions prevent Syrians from a […]

Crown Prince of Saudi is working towards a political solution for Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Dr. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s Foreign Minister, is in Saudi Arabia for meetings held on June 11 and 12, which marks his third visit to the Kingdom in the last three months. In April, he made his initial visit and accompanied President Assad to Jeddah to attend the Council of […]