Elias Samo

PhD, Professor of International Relations at American and Syrian universities

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June 18, 2019
The Arab Emergency Summit in Mecca: Provocative and Invective

On the face of it, the summit was an official Arab emergency summit, but in reality, it was a Saudi Arabian summit and the agenda was a Saudi Arabian agenda: Iran, which was practically the exclusive item on the agenda and in the final communique

June 3, 2019
The Trump ‘Deal’: An Ultimatum and a Setup

The deal doesn’t offer the Palestinians many concessions. Their basic and minimum demands for a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian problem are not met. It is an ultimatum to surrender and accept whatever Netanyahu dictates.

May 5, 2019
The ‘Deal of the Century’: Two Con Men’s Job

Yes, you can ‘judge a book by its cover’, especially if the ‘book’ is the ‘Deal of the Century’ and the ‘cover’ lauds two con men, Trump and Netanyahu. Furthermore, when two con men are involved, ‘Deal of the Century’ […]

March 31, 2019
The Golan: A Disastrous Trump Declaration

Netanyahu and Trump have now formally set a dangerous global precedent, which de facto renders any global order, including International Law and the United Nations, irrelevant.

March 5, 2019
Washington’s War on Syria

The plan of Washington and its allies has failed, thanks to the persistence of the Syrian leadership, the Syrian people, and the help of genuine allies, Russia and Iran.

February 10, 2019
Pompeo Cairo Speech: Misreading History

America in the Middle East is not “a force for good”, but a force to protect oppressive and expansionist authoritarian regimes on the one hand and exploit the resources of the host country on the other.

January 19, 2019
Historic Eastern Christianity: An Uncertain Future

The potential demise of historic Eastern Christianity is reflected in the key question Christians ask: should we stay or emigrate?

December 4, 2018
Washington on Syria: Hidden Agendas, Interests and Objectives

An assessment of American policy, interests and objectives in Syria exposes deep flaws and inconsistencies and underlies a much likely “private agenda”; one where American-Israeli regional interests are at the center.

November 13, 2018
The Plan: Why Israel Is Bent on Supporting Arab Division

Had Syrians known what was planned for them by Washington and Tel Aviv, they might have avoided the death and destruction in Syria, for patriotism and wisdom call upon the various factions in the State to put aside their differences and confront the external threats.