Articles by: Jeremy Salt

Author Biography:

Jeremy Salt is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University, Ankara.

Syria, by Jeremy Salt

The war the United States cannot allow to end

Informit: Syria

The war the United States cannot allow to end In analysing foreign policy, no doubt the first mistake is to assume that policymakers know what they are doing. The recent announcement by the Pentagon that a new 30,000-strong 'border security' force is being trained in north-eastern Syria was immediately contradicted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for whom 'the entire situation has been mis-portrayed, mis-described, some people mis-spoke. We are not creating a border security…

Tearing Syria Apart by Jeremy Salt

A war is being waged in and on Syria. Protecting the people from the dictator is no more than the usual pretext for attacks on Middle Eastern countries.

Turkey says No

Jeremy Salt ... or will it finally be yes?

Armageddon in the Middle East?

Jeremy Salt The roots of the current middle-east conflict were laid long before Israel was founded. The last, best hope for a just peace is that the Israeli people will come to terms with the problematic history of Zionism.

Informit: Hebron. [Benyamin Netanyahu’s push for the reinstitution of all historical Palestine into the state of Israel is threatening the peace process.]

Informit: Philip Mendes responds to Jeremy Salt on Armageddon in the Middle East [and Jeremy Salt replies.]

Informit: The ‘peace of cowards’: crisis and confrontation in the Middle East

Informit: Armageddon in the Middle East?

Informit: Iraq’s darkness at noon

A new caliphate in the Middle East. The Middle East now has its first caliph since the abolition of the Ottoman caliphate in 1924. Wearing black turban and robes, Abd al Bakr al Baghdadi proclaimed the establishment of an Islamic state, with himself as the Caliph Ibrahim. The scene was the central mosque in Mosul, captured in a lightning descent by forces led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Now there is…

Informit: Terror in the mirror of the Middle East

Informit: Salt responds

Identifying revolutionary potential in Syria is a false moveMuch of what Firas Massouh, Yoni Molad and Steve Pascoe write in response to my article is based on assumptions about how I think and how I frame events which have no relationship to how I do think or frame events. Let me deal with a few specific points in their critique, beginning with Syria. In no way did I suggest that Syria was an 'autonomous and…