Michael T. Flynn — the man who did not adapt to changing US-Russia realities

by Hichem Karoui CGTN. Beijing. (Editor: Li Kun) While Democrats and liberals are now questioning the connections of Trump’s White House with Moscow, Lieutenant-General Michael T. Flynn seems to be the first scapegoat in this battle. A battle nurtured by a growing feud between different political groups in the US […]

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Chinese case key to deciding legality of Trump’s Muslim ban?

by Hichem Karoui CGTN- Beijing (Editor: Li Kun) ‍Although a US court has suspended the Trump Muslim ban, and an appeals court rejected a White House request to reinstate it, the case is not over. The president still has several means to overturn the suspension and on Tuesday the US […]

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Not all Arabs are against Trump

Hichem Karoui CGTN . Beijing   People around the world may reproach President Donald Trump for many things… but not keeping his campaign promises doesn’t seem to be one of them. Since his first days in office, he has been putting his words into action, outraging many of his critics. […]

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The ritual of firing ambassadors and appointing others

Hichem Karoui CGTN. Beijing On July 2, 1881, Charles Guiteau shot US President James Garfield as retribution for Garfield’s refusal to appoint him as ambassador to Vienna or consul general to Paris. Patronage excesses and scandals after the American Civil War had produced calls for reform to government bureaucracy, and […]

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Why is ISIL targeting Turkey?

By Hichem Karoui   CGTN: 2017-01-03   As shocking as it was, the Turkish security services should hardly have been surprised by the attack of the Reina club, aware as they are that their country has been a terrorist target for some time now. But the issue of Turkey being […]

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What will countries ‘give up’ for peace in Syria?

By Hichem Karoui CCTV: 2016-12-26   Following a trilateral meeting in Moscow, on December 20, 2016, Turkey, Russia and Iran released a joint statement – termed the ‘Moscow Declaration’ – noting that all three countries agree to “facilitate and become the guarantors” of any political agreement to end the Syrian […]

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NEW: 为什么土耳其与俄罗斯关系会改善?

发布时间:2016-10-26 作者:HICHEM KAROUI 几年前,当重新当选俄罗斯总统的普京被问及与土耳其的关系时,他回答:首先,我们必须以实事求是的态度,要求土耳其就击落我们的飞机和遭遇空难的人道歉。 这是非常直截了当、毫无保留的方式,我们非常欣赏这点。埃尔多根总统这样做, 我们看到土耳其总统对恢复与俄罗斯全面基础上的关系有真正的兴趣。”(参看彭博社的采访,9月1号,2016)。 事实上,普京提到了土俄两个国家的几个方面的共同利益,特别是黑海地区和整个中东地区和一系列主要的能源项目,这些项目包括一家核能工厂。他的谈话证实了埃尔多根访问莫斯科期间发表的声明(8月9日)。这是显而易见的,它表明了几个月前的紧张局势,在土耳其击落的俄罗斯苏霍伊飞机的关系之后发生了根本的变化。 当然,最大的问题是:安卡拉和莫斯科之间的关系的改善将对叙利亚的局势产生什么影响?因为他们一直到目前为止,支持敌对阵营。 普京在接受彭博社的采访时说:“我们分享达成一项关于区域挑战的协议的目标,包括叙利亚问题。我一直相信,并继续相信,不应从外部解决任何有关政治制度的变化或权力的变化的问题。” 可能,土耳其就像叙利亚反对派的其他支持者已得出的结论是,如果在这方面不能与俄罗斯合作,那么叙利亚危机是不能得到解决的。同时,也不清楚地知道埃尔多根为正常化所做的努力。鉴于在7月15日土耳其发生的军事政变,显然已经使他们彼此更加接近。有人说,普京已向埃尔多根发出即将到来的政变的预警通知。如果这是准确的,那么埃尔多根欠了普京很重要的人情。有可能是一个关于叙利亚和总统埃尔多根之间的权力“交易”,虽然目前还不清楚谁将是赢家。不仅是土耳其与俄罗斯的正常化,但它也与伊朗,普京在叙利亚最大的盟友实现正常化。 潜在的输家将是首要的ISIS和所有伊斯兰武装组织,现在在叙利亚作战的政权,正如他们的最可靠的渠道是武器,统一的“敌人”(即俄罗斯)。海湾国家已经支持伊斯兰武装组织数百万美元,为他们提供武器者可能成为潜在的失败者,如果土耳其倒戈。 作者简介:HICHEM KAROUI是卡塔尔外交学院的政治和媒体顾问,中东地区著名的国际问题专家,为中央电视台和多家中东媒体的专栏作者。 翻译:罗瑾瑜  

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Moment Crucial pour la Libye

Par Hichem Karoui| ChinAfrique: VOL. 8 septembre 2016 Un ordre mafieux s’appuyant sur une idéologie totalitaire menace l’Afrique du Nord et le Sahel. Au sein de cet ordre, la Libye constitue une pièce maîtresse. Les pays touchés par la gangrène terroriste à différents degrés, sont (en plus de la Libye), […]

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NO. 23 JUNE 9, 2016

The Middle Eastern Matryoshka

Fighting terrorism and safeguarding oil security remain Russia’s priority in the region By Hichem Karoui | BEIJING REVIEW | NO. 23 JUNE 9, 2016 “Putin and the Kremlin have made it clear that they seek to restore Russia as a great power. Indeed, they have sought to project the image of […]

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