When the term “Cold War” is used, the past decades of the American-Soviet rivalry and struggle for influence usually come to mind. The American-Soviet Cold War was the most renowned global fight for influence, but there are also regional “Cold Wars” which aim to avoid direct conflict, spread influence, and assert regional control. The ideological… Read More The Saudi-Iranian Cold War
On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi eccentrically declared the liberation of Mosul from ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) on state TV. After a nearly nine month long battle, the Iraqi Forces in cooperation with Kurdish Peshmerga, American Special Forces, and other militia groups , successfully managed to recapture the ISIL’s… Read More The Victory of Mosul: Hope For The Middle East?