Группа стратегического видения "Россия - Исламский мир"

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Column by Shehab Al Makahleh

Our website presents you an op-ed by Shehab Al Makahleh. The piece was originally published at Atlantic Council.
The summit is expected to push the Arab joint work forward, mainly at the political, economic and social levels, says a new piece by Shehab Al Makahleh.
Our website presents a new piece by our regular contributor Shehab Al Makahleh.
Jordan launched airstrikes in southern Syria, directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and Jaysh Khalid bin Al Waleed.
The Russia - Islamic World presents an opinion piece by our contributor, Shehab Al Makahleh.
A new piece by our regular columnist is now available online.
There was a distinctive shortage of wide media coverage at the international conference on Syria which was held on January 23-24 in the Kazakh capital Astana.
As the US is getting into nationalism as well as many other European countries, world peace will be in danger. By April 2017, war in Syria will be over; however, other wars will break out in the Middle East including North Africa.
Daesh has officially claimed responsibility for the attack in Karak, 127 km south of Amman, killing 14 of the Jordanian security forces in addition to some civilians who were nearby the site of the incident. The four Daesh members who stormed the governorate with their machines guns and grenades were also killed.

The control of the Syrian Army of Aleppo is conducive to a new map of the Middle East in the coming few years as Aleppo was expected to be the hub for fighters in Syria and Iraq, functioning as a springboard towards other countries.


The call for joining Jordan and Morocco to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) amidst rejection from Qatar is deemed by some analysts as a sign to replace Oman. If this happens, the GCC will be of 7 members. However, the coming GCC summit in Bahrain with the attendance of the British Prime Minister Theresa May is a sign that the GCC are seeking British umbrella in the coming four years at least, waiting for the elected president Donald Trump to take his next step so that they decide on their reaction accordingly.


Donald Trump’s victory and the new appointment of his team members are clear-cut indicative that he is heading towards a cooperative mood with Russia and its president Vladimir Putin towards a number of global issues including fighting terrorism, facing international threats, rising to the level of challenges including oil prices, economic and financial crisis that has started to prevail in the world, with some apparent impacts in the Middle East, mainly GCC economies.


The landslide victory of Republican Donald Trump in the American Presidential Elections against his competitor the Democrat Hillary Clinton and his rhetorics on Islam and Muslims have raised concerns among American Muslims and added to the anti-Muslim sentiments. Yet, what is said during campaigns is not a mandatory to be executed when the president wins.


Wahhabist creed and specifically Salafism, a synonym for extremism, have been put recently on practical trial launched by a conglomerate of some Arab interests in Grozny, Chechnya. Now the conflict is between Russia on one hand and the UK and the USA on the other to create another concept of Islam based on tolerance. The Russian on one hand and the Americans and the British are trying to fight by have two various schools of Islam.