- Daily Brief
- September 17, 2019
The geopolitical rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran will drive regional developments in 2016.
Concerned about developments on its southern border, Turkey will adopt a more assertive stance towards the Syrian and possibly engage in a limited intervention.
While the lifting of sanctions may signal a broader shift in U.S.-Iranian relations, the historically fraught relationship faces many challenges.
Islam has become the central ideological battle ground in the new Middle Eastern Cold War
Turkey’s desire for a no fly zone over northern Syria has been frustrated by Russian intervention.
As Western leaders soften their stance over Bashar al Assad’s future, the groundwork for a political solution may be in the offing.