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Irina Tsukerman is a human rights and national security attorney based in New York. She has written extensively on geo-politics and US foreign policy for a variety of American, Israeli and other international publications.

ARTICLES BY: Irina Tsukerman

September 9, 2020 5:55 am

From Tripoli to Tripoli, Turkey’s Real Aim Is Egypt

The recent deadly and destructive explosion in Beirut raised more questions than it answered, and even the “answers” that the international community arrived at obscured in...

August 31, 2020 6:19 am

US Isolationism Leads to Globalization of Conflicts and Endless Wars

Localized conflicts are being globalized following a similar pattern of weakened or divided central government, factionalism, and proliferation of security and humanitarian issues. This trend...

August 26, 2020 4:19 am

Russia and Iran’s Dangerous Energy Gambit in the Caucasus

After Armenia’s attack on Azerbaijan’s borders on July 12, a flurry of speculative articles appeared that contained obvious disinformation intended to portray what had happened...

August 18, 2020 4:55 am

The Israel-UAE Peace Deal Highlights Morocco’s Diplomatic Eclipse

While the Israel-UAE peace agreement is rightfully seen as a diplomatic coup for the Emiratis, cementing their growing role in the region, it disappointed many...

August 7, 2020 8:54 am

Libya and Battleground Africa

Sudan’s recent announcement of the detention of 122 mercenaries heading for Libya may point to a growing interest by the Government of National Accord (GNA), the...

August 4, 2020 4:00 am

Qatar Spreads Conspiracy Theories About Israel’s Alleged Role in the Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia Crisis

While Ethiopia has threatened to mobilize its 105 million citizens in the event that Egypt puts up obstacles to the building of the Great Ethiopian...

July 28, 2020 4:51 am

Will Israel Find Itself Facing Down Iran, Turkey, and the US in Libya?

Several reports (most recently in Makor Rishon) have been published on Libyan National Army (LNA) outreach toward Israel. The LNA makes the point that Libyans and...

July 21, 2020 4:31 am

Iran Sets Its Sights on Mecca

While most of the Western world is preoccupied with Iran’s role in Iraq and Syria, Yemen -- the “forgotten conflict” -- remains an integral and...

July 14, 2020 3:59 am

Iran’s Lawfare in Europe Normalizes Its Geopolitical Strategy

In the months following the killing of Qassem Soleimani in January, Iran has employed a combination of lawfare, aggressive diplomacy, and non-violent active measures in...

July 8, 2020 4:04 am

Is Yemen the Next Frontier of a Turkey-Russia Conflict?

In a recent video, Turkey-backed Syrian mercenaries fighting on behalf of Tripoli’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, aided by local Islamist militias,...

July 6, 2020 3:06 am

Qatar’s Anti-Saudi Seeds of the Islamist Quartet

A recent episode involving Malaysia giving cover to a fugitive radical Salafist preacher from India wanted on money laundering charges, per request by Pakistan, sheds...

June 29, 2020 5:27 am

Without a Strong US Effort, the Kurds Will Continue to Suffer

The news of Kurdish unity talks in Syria, announced in mid-April, raised the question of a shift in US strategy toward the country. The talks...

April 20, 2020 4:39 am

Turkey’s Alliance with Iran — and Sunni and Shiite Islamists

At the time of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan unleashed an...

April 19, 2020 6:25 am

Why Iran Has Trump — and America’s — Number

Despite the deadly spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Iran, which may have affected as many as 500,000 people according to internal reports, Iran’s aggression and...


China’s Xi Unwilling to Accept Vaccines Despite Threat from Protests,...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and while...


Palestinian Crashes Through Ben Gurion Airport Checkpoint

i24 News – A Palestinian who crossed into Israel illegally crashed a stolen vehicle into a checkpoint at Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday morning before being shot by security guards,...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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