Strategic Players News

Syria’s Spillover: Russian Ambassador to Ankara Assassinated by Gunman

CATF Reports Dec. 19, 2016, 2:52pm

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead by a police officer allegedly protesting Turkish-Russian cooperation in Aleppo, Syria.

Can Peace in Afghanistan Really Proceed From Doha?

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Qatar-based Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen listed three conditions towards the end of hostilities in Afghanistan, the first one being the official recognition of the Taliban political office in Doha.

Hamas Representative Stresses Partnership with Iran in Student News Interview

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Hamas representative in Iran Khaled al-Qaddumi emphasized the warm relations between Hamas and Tehran in an interview with the Iranian Students’ News Agency earlier this week.

As Afghan Opium Production Surges, Questions Over Where the Drugs and Money Will Go

CATF Reports Dec. 13, 2016, 1:39pm

Opium production in Afghanistan surged in 2016. Higher levels of production and uncertain political conditions along the traditional trafficking routes will have major effects on the trail of drugs and money of Afghan heroin.