Eva J. Koulouriotis | إيفا كولوريوتي Profile picture
Political analyst specialising in the Middle East | Jihadist groups. Opinion writer in @AlQudsAlarabi, @The_NewArab, @Syriawise, @HuffPostGreece, @Annahar.
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Apr 3 7 tweets 7 min read
Although I personally understand the Saudi concerns which led to this policy, I see it as a huge mistake and that Saudi Arabia will not be a winner from it. Surprisingly, the biggest winners from this energy crisis are #Russia and #Iran.
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#KSA #USA #Biden #Ukraine #Israel #UAE Because of the ongoing war on #Ukraine and the economic sanctions on #Russia , the rise in energy prices makes the imports of oil gas very important to cover #Moscow's depletion in other fields.
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Apr 3 8 tweets 8 min read
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With #OPEC Plus clinging to #oil pumping operations at nearly the same level, which leads to a continuous rise in fuel prices globally, in my opinion, the key to this crisis is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1/8
#KSA #USA #Russia #Ukraine #EU #NATO #Iran Image As it is known, #Riyadh is the second largest oil exporter in the world with about 10 mbd and the second largest reserves. #SaudiArabia also leads the #OPEC, which includes a number of oil exporters, making it an important influence on global oil prices.
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Mar 11 11 tweets 13 min read
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Today, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announced that there are more than 16,000 volunteers ready to support and fight in #Lugansk and #Donetsk if #Russia requests it.
1/11
#Ukraine #USA #NATO #EU #UK #Biden This announcement was not surprising to me or to those familiar with the scene in #Syria in particular and the Middle East in general. In my opinion, #Moscow is able to mobilize more than double that number and has already started accepting recruitment requests.
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Mar 11 6 tweets 9 min read
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As I predicted two days ago, the Russian invasion of #Ukraine would directly affect the course of the negotiations in #Vienna on #Iran's nuclear program, which was declared frozen today.
1/6
To understand why, you can read the thread:👇
Signing the agreement would have meant a stab in the back for #Russia by opening the way for Iranian oil and gas to be pumped into the global market, which would turn the most dangerous Russian weapon against the West less severe.
2/6
#Iran #USA #EU #UK #NATO
Mar 10 11 tweets 7 min read
A thread explaining the military, humanitarian, and diplomatic situation of #Mariupοl after around 10 days of siege of the city.
1/11 In the humanitarian scene, electricity has been cut off from the city since the beginning of the siege as a result of the Russian army’s targeting of power supply stations, causing the heating stopping in a cold winter weather with temperatures of -10 in the evening.
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Mar 9 11 tweets 10 min read
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Yesterday, the Polish government announced its agreement to relinquish a number of MiG-29s "immediately and free of charge" to the United States and transfer them in to the Ramstein base in #Germany.
1/11
#Ukraine #Russia #USA #NATO #Poland #EU #UK Image This step was met with fear and anxiety by the #Pentagon in #Washington under the pretext that it does not want the #US or any of the #NATO countries to have a direct role in the ongoing war in #Ukraine.
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Oct 14, 2021 6 tweets 7 min read
A number of TV channels and websites close to #Iran published a statement attributed to the so-called "Syria's Allies Operations Room" confirming that the #IDF targeted two of their sites in the vicinity of the Syrian city of #Palmyra.1/6
#Syria #Israel #IRGC #USA #Russia The statement indicated that the attack was carried out from over the Al-Tanf area and confirmed the deaths and injuries among the fighters of these militias. It also explicitly referred to an American role in this attack, and vowed to respond "very strong".2/6
Oct 11, 2021 6 tweets 8 min read
Based on the complications and the Turkish officials high tone statements, the main question will be what are #Turkey's options in responding to what happened in southern Mari'? 1/6
#Russia #USA #Syria #Biden #Erdogan #Putin #Iran Image The first option, #Turkey may move towards exploiting what happened to carry out a media attack on the #YPG militia preparing for a military operation in another area less sensitive to #Russia (Ein al-Arab - Kobane city for example).2/6 Image
Oct 11, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
#Turkey
A Turkish convoy near the city of Mari', north of #Syria, was attacked by two anti-armour missiles from the Tal Rifat area, which led to the destruction of two cars, the death of two Turkish policemen, and injuring a number of others.1/7
#Russia #USA #YPG #SDF #Erdogan ImageImage The Turkish Interior Ministry confirmed that the Kurdish #YPG militia was behind this attack, as it controls the Tal Rifat area, while a number of Turkish officials confirmed that #Turkey will not remain silent this time.2/7
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Jun 22, 2021 10 tweets 10 min read
#Life_Line
In the United Nations upcoming vote on the decision of the of flow humanitarian aid, whether food or medical, through the liberated northern Syrian crossings, if #Moscow places its veto again, the scene will become horrific.1/10
#Syria #USA #EU #المعابر_شريان_الحياة At the outset, it must be clarified that this ban will mean, in one way or another, the cessation of the flow of aid from most of international organizations, whether governmental or non-governmental, which work under the cover of the United Nations in general.2/10
May 16, 2020 15 tweets 20 min read
#ISIS_Comeback
The Islamic State published a new video a few days ago, entitled "Smite at the necks", through which it documented the organization's attacks within the Iraqi geography in the so-called battle of attrition which began two and a half years ago.1/15
#ISIS #USA #Iraq This video carried many messages to us as researchers in the affairs of jihadist groups, which I will present in the form of points that may clarify the scene further to the reader on what is going on in #Iraq in particular and what may happen later.2/15
#ISIS #USA #Trump #PMU
Mar 7, 2020 8 tweets 10 min read
Reuters, and a number of American newspapers, have published reports confirming the arrest Princes of the Saudi royal family, the most important of whom is Ahmed bin Abdulaziz,brother of King Salman and former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.1/8
reut.rs/2TvOCit Behind this dangerous move is likely to be standing the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as he is responsible for removing Mohammed bin Nayef from his position as Crown Prince and has precedents of detaining princes under the anti-corruption cover.2/8
#KSA #USA #MBS
Feb 27, 2020 6 tweets 13 min read
#BREAKING #NOW
Information about the killing of more than 30 Turkish soldiers from an air strike by Russian warplanes on their location in the vicinity of #Saraqeb in the #Idlib countryside of northern #Syria.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Iran #BREAKING #NOW
This air strike by Russian warplanes came after a phone call between the Turkish and American defense ministers and during a Turkish security meeting with the presence of President Recep Tayyip #Erdogan.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Syria
Feb 13, 2020 6 tweets 13 min read
#BREAKING #NOW
A number of explosions were heard, shaking the Syrian capital, #Damascus, moments ago.
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #USA #BREAKING #NOW
The IDF targets a number of military sites in the vicinity of the Syrian capital, #Damascus.
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #USA
Jan 2, 2020 7 tweets 12 min read
#BREAKING #NOW
#Baghdad International Airport targeted with four missiles so far.
#Iraq #USA #Iran #IRGC #BREAKING #Now
It appears that one of the pro-Iran Iraqi militias fired four missiles towards the #Baghdad International Airport, in which American forces are present.
#Iraq #Iran #USA #IRGC
Jun 2, 2019 8 tweets 20 min read
#Hermon_attack
Few days ago, I published a thread about the Iranian regime's intention to activate the #Golan front as a next step after the attacks in the #UAE, Saudi Arabia and the US Embassy in #Baghdad.1/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
In a dangerous move, two heavy artillery shells were fired from inside #Syria towards #Hermon mountain in north Israel.2/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
Jan 15, 2019 12 tweets 26 min read
The map of Syria
Turkish President #Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart on January 23 to discuss the future of the Syrian east and the city of Manbij. This comes after a telephone conversation between Erdogan and #Trump before yesterday.1/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia With the scrutiny of the Turkish, American, Kurdish and Russian military movements in the Syrian east and its surroundings, it is now possible to develop a scenario that will be closest to what will be the map of the Syrian East.2/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia #Iran #Israel
Dec 26, 2018 9 tweets 24 min read
#ChristmasEveInDamascus
Yesterday early morning a convoy of Iranian Revolutionary Guards entered Syrian territory through #Iraq with trucks loaded with military equipment and missiles.1/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA The convoy headed towards the city of #Palmyra and then moved towards the Syrian capital #Damascus.At 16:00, the convoy passed from the vicinity of the American base of #AlTanf, under the protection of #Assad forces.2/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
Sep 11, 2018 13 tweets 20 min read
Iranian militias in #Syria
By the beginning of 2012, with the increasing peaceful demonstrations the #IRGC began to feel the danger to the regime of its ally Assad and the major schisms within the #Assad army. Opposition sources estimate the number of dissidents at 150,000.1/12 Because of Assad's field losses, Tehran gave orders to #Hezbollah terrorist militia to conduct military intervention to save #Assad. It was the first direct military presence of the militia in southern #Damascus and the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.2/12
#Iran #USA