Joseph Colonna

OPINION: Iran begins to reap rewards of foreign manipulation

Wed, May. 9, 2018

Iran sits in the middle of a complicated game of power politics in the Middle East, and there is seldom an incident where Iran is absent.

Iraqi elections: The players, parties and alliances

Mon, May. 7, 2018

At a time of internal divisions, external pressures and touch security, economic, and social pressures, these elections come at a crucial time for the Iraqi people.

Lebanon votes: New faces and old ideas

Sun, May. 6, 2018

What is expected in this election is that little will change. Faces may chance, but the prevailing forces behind the faces will not. Business as usual? Most likely, yes.

R2P: The dead weight on the shoulders of the West

Thu, Apr. 26, 2018

Russia and China have been blamed for blocking attempts invoke R2P, but the willingness of the U.S., UK and France to act independently is equally as damaging

Syria's Cold War: Iran readies to strike Israel

Thu, Apr. 19, 2018

Israel has been in a fight with Iran since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and the rise of Islamic Republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

ANALYSIS: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria and concealed U.S. motives

Sun, Apr. 15, 2018

What does “mission accomplished” even mean? The words are ambiguous in every aspect: what was the “mission”, and what does it mean for it to be “accomplished”?

ANALYSIS: Why U.S. won’t leave Syria, impact of Douma chemical attack

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

Following the recent chemical weapons attack in Douma, the debate about a U.S. withdrawal has become further interlinked with the humanitarian question.

Death in Douma: Timeline of chemical attacks in Syria

Sun, Apr. 8, 2018

Footage of the attack shared on social media shows piles of lifeless bodies in rooms, corridors and stairwells, with foam visible from their noses and mouths.