Protest: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

by James M. Dorsey Protest is back on the front burner.

Nurturing Sudan’s Fledgling Power-Sharing Accord

by International Crisis Group On 17 August, four months after the most sustained protest campaign in Sudan’s modern history swept Omar al-Bashir from power, the Forces of Freedom and Change opposition coalition signed a power-sharing accord with the ruling military… Continue Reading  

Putin’s Mercenaries Are Using Syria as a Training Ground

by Nicolai Due-Gundersen The year 2014 was a difficult one for the Middle East but an interesting one for Russia. While the Muslim world watched the rise of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), Russian President Vladimir Putin was reversing… Continue Reading  

Will the Political Agreement Pave the Way for Democracy in Sudan?

by Abdelkhalig Shaib On July 17, 2019, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the main opposition group, the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC), signed a power-sharing deal. It is hoped this will start a new phase in the country’s… Continue Reading  

Why Does Turkey Want S-400 Missiles?

by Bulent Aras Turkey’s decision to buy S-400 missiles from Russia has generated considerable debate in the country about the impact on Turkish-American and Turkey-NATO relations, Turkey’s change of international orientation, and possible harm to Turkish defense sector and economy.… Continue Reading