Manish Rai

Haftar Hard to Replace in Libya

By Manish Rai Khalifa Haftar, a veteran general and strongman in Libya has returned to his stronghold and headquarter in the eastern city of Benghazi following an extended absence, including reported treatment in Paris hospital…






Turkey Needs to Wake Up

By Manish Rai After the Arab Spring started in Middle East in 2011, Turkey was seen as an inspiration for aspiring democracies in the region. Because there was a democratic government that has leaning towards…


No Quick Fix For Syria

By Manish Rai Syrian peace talks are heading in direction of another failed process, or have already been failed, depending on how grim a view we take of the events unfolding in Geneva. The Syrian…