Middle East Region

International Relations NATO NATO and Canada NATO Operations The Middle East and North Africa

Interviewing Nicola de Santis, NATO’s Head of Middle East and North Africa Section

In this interview Sivan Ghasem asks Mr. Nicola de Santis, head of section of the
Middle East and North division in NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Section about the Mediterranean Dialogue initiative at NATO.

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Iranian interest in Iraq and ramifications on NATO

In this article, Sivan Ghasem highlights Iran’s role in Iraq and the current umbrella of militia’s that operate under Iran’s direction. She underscores the measures of hard and soft power executed by the Iranian regime and how this could effect relations with NATO.

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Defying International Law, Syria and the Islamic State Accused of Using Chemical Weapons

Despite promising to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons, Syria has once again been accused of using the banned arms against its civilians. The Islamic State has also been accused and these accusations were levelled in a new UN report released earlier this month.

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Oil Cartel Kingdom: Saudi Arabia Plans to take State Oil Company Public

Saudi Arabia has expressed interest in public listing its state owned oil company Aramco. The value is set at $2 trillion, but why now? Marko Gombac explains how the world oil market and its realities are forcing the cartel king’s hand

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Progress on China’s New Silk Road sets path for Prosperity and Economic Integration

China’s OneBelt, OneRoad initiative is building massive infrastructure projects throughout Eurasia. Marko Gombac examines how China plans to bring economic prosperity and stability to a tumultuous region.