Monthly Archives: January 2020

A Deal No Devils Can Take or Deliver On

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo At last, President Trump unveiled the “Deal of the Century” for the Israeli-Palestinian peace on January 28. The announced plan, or a “vision” in the terminology of the document distributed,

The East Mediterranean Game of Chess

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo In the Eastern Mediterranean region, the game of chess is being played by regional and external powers. Fundamentally, the main players are Turkey and Israel. Egypt, UAE, Greece and Cyprus

A Small, Good Thing: Abe’s GCC Tour

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo No news is good news. Prime Minister Abe has completed his Arab Gulf tour from January 12 to 15, without much surprise or sensation. Abe’s journey to Saudi Arabia, UAE

“Qader 2020/ Nation Defender” by Egypt and “Defender-Europe 2020” by NATO

Egypt is conducting its largest military maneuver “Qader 2020/ Nation Defender”. several unites from all Egyptian armed forces and main branches are involved in the huge Egyptian military maneuver on all strategic directions of Egypt, The biggest military exercise aims

قادر 2020/ حماية وطن في مصر وحامي أوروبا 2020 في دول الناتو

بقلم: سيد غنيم “قادر 2020/ حماية وطن” يناير 2020 على كافة الاتجاهات الإستراتيجية لمصر.و”حامي أوروبا 2020″ أبريل مايو 2020 في دول الناتو على كافة الاتجاهات الإستراتيجية لأوروبا. مصر تجري أكبر مناوراتها العسكرية والتي يطلق عليها عسكرياً وإعلامياً “قادر 2020 –

US-Iran tensions ease as ‘neither side wants a war’

Experts say chances of an immediate conflict have reduced drastically, but the risk of future flare-ups is still high. The National Newspaper, January 9 , 2020 By: Daniel Sanderson UAE residents are entitled to be relieved at the easing of

US-Iran Duel in Which No One Dears to Intervene

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security The year 2020 started with a duel between the US and Iran. The surprise drone attack by the US on Jan. 3 to assassinate Qasem Soleimani, who was major general of the Islamic

Ghosn in Beirut, or Yom Kippur Attack on Japanese People

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo Carlos Ghosn, Ex-Nissan CEO, fled from Japan to Beirut, Lebanon on Dec. 30, 2019. This incident disrupted serenity of the most important festival season in Japan. From end of the

The Evolution of the Crisis in Libya and East Mediterranean Region

December 27th, 2019 INTRODUCTION Eight years have passed since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and Libya is still in a state of disarray. On one hand, The Libyan Coalition Government is working to establish its presence in front of the