Kassioun Research Unit

Kassioun Research Unit

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What Lies Behind “Israel's” Desperation to Play the Role of “Mediator” in the Ukrainian Crisis?

Two weeks ago, we looked at what the “Israeli” media was saying about the events in Ukraine, in its intensive coverage of the ongoing events during the first few days of the battle. There were two main ideas that we think are worth recalling: first, nearly all the articles talked about Syria in the context of the analysis of the events in Ukraine; and second, “Israel” acting as if it is just another “normal” state, trying to balance its international relations based on its interest, and thus trying to “not clearly taking sides”.

The Ukraine Battle and What’s After it

The whole world stands, as the saying goes, on one foot, ready for major changes to really take place, and apprehensive about the ever-present dangers as long as the financial elites have access to the terrifying red buttons of the most destructive and deadly weapons. However, all this is only the outward appearance of a much more complex and multifarious picture.

With Ukraine, the Playing Margins between West and East are Narrowing over the Entity’s Fears of Effects on it and on Syria

Since the Ukrainian crisis started dramatically escalating lately, and especially after the Russian military operation began, states around the world started aligning sharply on one side or another and things polarized to the maximum extent: you’re either on the West’s side or against it. Nevertheless, some regional and international players found themselves torn amid this alignment, each for different considerations.

Four Levels of Reading the Current International Transformation

If we put aside the Western propaganda – and those promoting it – which denies that there is any change in the international balance of power, turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the new reality, considering that what has been going on for the past 15 years is just a temporary setback that has befallen the American cowboy’s horse; if we put that aside, we will find ourselves before a very complex, multifaceted, and multi-layered global phenomenon.

Three Distinct Historical Phases “Israeli” Policy Towards the Occupied Syrian Golan

The Golan was and remains one of the most important issues for Syrians. Just as it is an integral part of Syria’s geography and sovereignty, it has also become an integral part of the solution to the Syrian crisis and of the region’s future. “Israel” along with the US are well aware of this, which can explain the historical development of their approach to the Golan issue, which we will review herein.

Where is the Process of “Changing the Regime’s Behavior”? Context... Tools... Results

Indications of Western action and pressure continue to emerge within the so-called “regime behavior change” policy. While previous Kassioun articles have focused on the general objectives of this policy, it has become useful, with the clarity of additional parts of the picture, to try to go into more details of this policy and its mechanisms, not just its final objectives.

How Western Media Dealt with the Second Putin-Biden Summit, and its Ramifications with Regards to the Syria File

Nearly six months after their first summit, which took place in Geneva in mid-June, presidents Putin and Biden held their second summit last week, this time virtually. Although the last summit was preceded by a great amount of prediction and analysis, the hype around this meeting, before and after, also was quite high, making it essential to take a closer look at what transpired in order to get a clearer picture of the stage the conflict has reached in general, and to understand what should be focused on in working in the context of the crises facing our region and Syria in particular.