Iraq as a whole is facing a new conflict which is likely to result in a thorough revision of the present balance of power in this part of the Middle East.
The terrorist attacks in Stockholm and Saint Petersburg were preceded by other large scale terrorist attacks conducted by Islamic radicals from Central Asia.
Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, around 810 individuals from Germany have travelled to the Middle East to support Islamic terror groups.
In the evening on 19 December a truck drove into one of the Berlin Christmas markets.
Even though the passing of the anti-terrorism package fits in with the European trend, it is also an element of Fidesz’s political strategy.
The situation in the Northern Caucasus bears greater resemblance to the Middle East than to Russia.
The attack indicates that Turkey’s entanglement in the war in Syria has real implications for its internal situation.
Germany is ever more engaged politically in the Middle East and wants to be viewed as a neutral mediator between the competing actors in the region.
With the declarations made and measures taken by Ankara, it may be expected that police and military operations will be intensified.
Islam in the former USSR and the phenomenon of the post-Soviet militants in Syria and Iraq.