Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Dr Ali Bakeer is an Ankara-based political analyst and researcher. He holds a PhD in political science and international relations. His main research interests include Turkey's foreign policy, Iran and the GCC countries.

Iran

Trump's 'maximum pressure' strategy on Iran did not fail

Despite Bolton's departure and Tehran's recent aggressions, Trump's bold Iran strategy still has a chance to succeed.

Trump's 'maximum pressure' strategy on Iran did not fail

Middle East

The Saudi-UAE axis has destabilising plans beyond the Gulf

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are putting their bets on Trump's re-election to realise their vision for regional hegemony.

The Saudi-UAE axis has destabilising plans beyond the Gulf

Syria's War

US 'maximum pressure' on Iran is empowering Russia in Syria

Unable to sustain its Syrian campaign, Iran is rapidly losing ground to Russia.

US 'maximum pressure' on Iran is empowering Russia in Syria

United Arab Emirates

Why did the UAE and Bahrain re-open their embassies in Syria?

The official justification that the embassies were opened to counter Iranian influence is hardly believable.

Why did the UAE and Bahrain re-open their embassies in Syria?

GCC

Will the GCC crisis be resolved in 2018?

Two scenarios for the GCC crisis in 2018.

Will the GCC crisis be resolved in 2018?

Kuwait

GCC crisis: Why is Kuwaiti mediation not working?

The Saudi-led bloc is obstructing Kuwait's efforts to mend the GCC rift.

GCC crisis: Why is Kuwaiti mediation not working?