The Fall of Mosul: How ISIS Managed to Take the City

By |2018-01-05T15:16:25+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When the jihadists advanced towards Mosul on 6th June 2014 their aim was just to take a neighborhood for a couple of hours. They did not expected that all the government apparatus in the city would collapsed like a house of cards“.

(by Nino Orto) Lieutenant General Mahdi Gharawi, responsible for Mosul’s security, knew the […]

Secret British Documents revealed the First Days into Hosni Mubarak’s Presidency

By |2018-01-06T15:54:44+00:00December 24th, 2017|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , |

The British Foreign Office considered Hosni Mubarak “straight” and “reluctant” during the difficult days after Sadat’s assasination.

(By Nino Orto)A BBC documentary, using secret diplomatic cables recently declassified, has revealed new and intriguing details of Mubarak’s political life during his first uncertain and crucial days as President of Egypt.

The assassination of President Anwar Sadat on 6 […]

Will The Golan Heights Became the Next War-Front Between Israel and Iran?

By |2017-10-18T18:14:20+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: latest, reportage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“We are looking to Syria with concern because of the evolution of the conflict and the growing Iranian presence in the country during the last year,” says Avi Zeira, Head of Golan Heights Community

(By Nino Orto)From the top of Mount Bental, in the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, the landscape below the hill […]

Uzi Rabi: “Israel Will Never Tolerate An Iran-Hezbollah Alliance on Its Border”

By |2018-01-07T14:03:13+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: latest, reportage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, Professor Uzi Rabi, in exclusive for Osservatorio Mashrek”

(By Nino Orto)Professor Uzi Rabi is the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is regularly invited by the Israeli Knesset […]