Oubai Shahbandar is TRT World’s defence analyst Wrote and produced the award-winning war documentary ‘Black Orchards’ on the Karabakh conflict.
Closer relations between Armenia and Turkey can only happen if it also includes Azerbaijan. Regional peace within a trilateral framework is possible if Armenia wants it.
The YPG's expansion across huge swathes near Turkey's southern border has made a military confrontation inevitable.
The Assad regime with Russian backing, has set its sights on the last rebel stronghold: Idlib. The risks include a massive humanitarian tragedy.
Leaders from the Arab world expressed many solutions to the dilemmas facing the Arab world, but the status quo almost guarantees that the implementation of these ideas is unlikely.
Northern Iraq will vote in a referendum for administrative independence today against the wishes of nearly every major power in the region and abroad. Could the move towards independence trigger an ethno-sectarian conflict?
The US alliance with the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist organization in Syria will haunt it long after Daesh is ousted from Raqqa.
US official Brett McGurk recently implied that Turkey is to blame for al Qaeda's rise in northwestern Syria. The reality is that the blame lies with Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad, who allowed al Qaeda to take advantage of US policy failures.
The United Nations Security Council process to hold Assad accountable through a multilateral international consensus is hopelessly moribund.
The US' short-sighted policy in Syria might undermine the fight against Daesh, and at worst, can lead to a larger regional conflict.
The outcome of Astana was commendable in calling for sustained ceasefires, commitment to unity, and support for follow-on peace negotiations. But can the international community manage Iran's disruptive role in the peace process?
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