ISIL-monster. Yemen-the tragedy. The killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Kidnappinga of the Sides of lebanon, the prime minister. Pengeflommen in european football. Muslim women who are release to behind the wheel.
the power Struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia will get the most tragic and strange outcomes. The arab spring and the weakening of regional powers such as Egypt, Iraq and Syria created a power vacuum that needed to be filled. But in their halsløse attempt to feint out, the opponents have sjeiker, kronprinser and presidents, fell in the traps they set out for the other.
may not he got it with him where he sat and moved the towers, horses and runners, but Magnus Carlsen was witness to history when he in the beginning played blitz in Saudi Arabia. The female players were still in pants and no head covering. A microscopic step for mankind, but it brought the hope that the fray also could be fed with carrots as weapons, not just the whip.
Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman had also decided that women could drive a car and go to the football game. The iranian-american poet Roya Hakakian believed this was due to "a contest between Saudi Arabia and Iran about to be seen as the most modern, moderate islamic guiding stars".
the Hope was that this would make "the Persian clergy ashamed of their backwardness" and force equality. The women in Tehran was Iran-Spain on a big screen during the football world cup, but first and foremost should 2018 bring more brutal blindsjakk.Ørkenreven Mohammed bin Salman is encountered out in the cold Comment
In the middle east's tangle of misunderstood motives, crossed all at, doubles and trebles, it is a simplification to boil it down to the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia. But the game between the two intervenes in so many of the other conflicts that it makes sense to start there and in the conflict between sjia and sunni muslims.
though the ISIL has executed christians and detonated the bombs in the european capitals, is the sunnibaserte the group is more an expression of the the civil war within islam. And a true product of Saudi-Arabia, Turkey, Iran and Emiratenes attempt to undermine each other.
In my previous job I was present during the first meeting of the coalition which should take up the fight against the ISIL. The conference took place in Paris in 2014. But what were those people most concerned about, when they should manne themselves up to fight the gang who in record time had been historias most powerful and most dangerous terrorist organisation?
Egypt's foreign minister initiated to recognize the threat from ISIL, before he went over to raljere of the muslim brotherhood, which are largely nonviolent. Saudi Arabia sent avleverte also its anti-ISIL-pliktløp, before he went over to the real threat, Iran. The same did israeleren. Tyrkeren lamented ISIL before he cursed the kurds. More damned little Qatars support for the brotherhood. John Kerrys gaze was more fixed on the ball, but the united STATES reiterated the requirement that syria's Assad had to go. Understandable enough, but little suitable to collect the sunnis and used to joint the march.
Iran was not even invited. Seen in retrospect, it is almost a miracle that this finally was a coalition that got wrested the terrorists their territorial grip over Iraq and Syria.
the Inferno in the aftermath of the arab spring, can get Gaza and the west bank to be as peaceful oases. Libya is reduced to chaos, anarchy and a battle arena for great power stedfortrederkriger.Norway withdraws hesitantly back. It is the expression of a deep and frightening cynicism Leader
Yemen is not only a humanitarian disaster, but also the few informed of all the unfounded wars. The country's population to be sacrificed for the crown prince bin Salmans ambitions to consolidate its own power and contain Iran. Iran supports admittedly, the houthi-rebels, but there is little doubt that mounts over tehran's role are exaggerated.
the Murder of Khashoggi was all selvskudds mother and can look like a gift package to Erdogan. He dreams of becoming a sultan, but weakens Turkey's security and economy for each runner and each tower he tips over.
Intrigue get ripple effects far outside of the middle East. For Norway means the increased oil price and increased terrorist threat. Concert goer in Paris, helgeshoppere in Stockholm and the hostage Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad from Porsgrunn has had to overcome with life.the Lightning - and the chess championship world cup be moved
the Lack of education and jobs creates a disturbance that is enhanced by the ambitions of leaders who are increasing their wealth, and seek international influence in keeping with this. Saudi Arabia engage in the slaughter and show its glory to invite Magnus Carlsen. Qatar should have the world cup. Gulfrivalene the united arab Emirates and Qatar buying Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Saudi Arabia and the united arab Emirates boycotts Qatar.
In common with neighbouring countries has Qatar supported the extremists both here and there, but the boycott probably has more with the Doha-based Al-Jazeera spread of dangerous information to the region's oppressed to do. And Qatars dialogue with the Taliban is no more crazy than the fact that Norway has tried the same.
Since Æsops time it's been known that you can be too sly for his own good. In their boisterous intrigue has the middle east's leaders lost a greater measure of sight, a goal which forces a chance to reach the second and more important goal: regional stability. Sjakkmetaforen is stale, but it is the actors themselves who confuse national interests with the ancient game, which came to Europe from just the middle East.From today, the united STATES will attempt to force Iran to its knees. But Trump may be the big loser Comment
"checkmate" is Persian "the king is played" or "the king is helpless". Instead of being outplayed by their own moves, should kings and kronprinser bet on it that really creates wealth and power, namely work and education to the youth, the freedom of women and the cooperation and compromise with the neighbors. It sounds maybe naive, but it has funka as just beating other places. In virkelighetas the world it is better to draw than that all sit in matt. Also can the chessboard be left to Carlsen and Caruana.