Joseph Colonna

Opinion: What remains for Russia in Syria?

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

Russia’s omnipotent position in Syria has presented Putin with an unprecedented opportunity to determine a political solution in to the civil war

3 Things in 2018: Conflict, terrorism & elections

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

Every year brings change and perspective. With 2017’s close, another tumultuous year in the Middle East ends

3 Things in 2018: Conflict, terrorism & elections

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

Every year brings change and perspective. With 2017’s close, another tumultuous year in the Middle East ends, and another begins.

Iraq in jubilation after ousting of ISIS

Mon, Dec. 11, 2017

What parameters stipulate success? In this case, the absence of territory held by ISIS is the success.

Jerusalem: Trump’s failure at the 'ultimate deal'

Wed, Dec. 6, 2017

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the U.S. embassy to the city is an ill-considered move, polarizing those involved.

Yemen: As Saleh falls, Iran will push forward

Wed, Dec. 6, 2017

It is unnerving that no-one knows what the conflict will look like without Saleh; without his allegiance, Iran is obliged to take a significant step forward.

Bonds, back-tracking and bombs: Yemen’s new era

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017

First the Houthi-controlled radio station said it, then photos circulated on social media supported it, and finally his office confirmed it

Hezbollah: What’s the Fuss?

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017

All roads lead to Rome,” they say. Not so much in the Middle East where, increasingly, all roads lead to Lebanon