Politics

The Moment of Turkey’s ‘NATO Ex-communication...

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While still a NATO member, Turkey has drifted away from the alliance to a great extent, indicating the way conflict…

Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Demonstrated th...

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After the recent decision of Donald Trump to move the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, thus formally recognizing it…

The Maidan Massacre: US Army Orders: Sow Chao...

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“Gunfire aimed at protesters on Kiev’s Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, was delivered in winter 2014 by the…

What Southeast Asian Muslims’ Response ...

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US President Donald Trump's announcement to move the US embassy in Israel from the city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem…

Israeli-Saudi Clash with Iran on Syrian Soil ...

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As was expected, once Moscow and Washington started disputing who attained victory over ISIS in Syria, the militants of this…

Trump’s Jerusalem Statement Opens a Pandora’s...

0XL922US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has been predictably condemned by the governments of all states, except Israel itself. Trump’s own statement on the issue what’s more carefully worded than the reaction to the decision would…

Putin’s Middle East Tour: Russia is Not...

562421212Over the last couple of days, Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted a series of visits back-to-back, visiting Syria, Egypt and Turkey in less than 48 hours. In spite of the brief nature of these visits, Russia’s leader managed to hold extensive discussions with…

President Putin’s Visit to Turkey

1511443267_135.thumbOn 11 – 12 December the Russian president Vladimir Putin, as part of his lightning tour of the Middle East also visited Turkey, where he had a private meeting with Recep Erdoğan, and also had important and wide-ranging discussions at the delegation level with the most important representative of economic departments…

Thailand: US Creating “Space” For...

TA3423111In late November, the US, Canadian and British embassies along with several other European partners as well as the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Amnesty International, organised what they called the “Isaan Human Rights Festival” in northeast…

Has the War in Syria Finished?

T5345345On 11 December, on his way to Egypt, the Russian president stopped off at the Armed Forces’ base in Khmeimim, where he congratulated Russian soldiers on the defeat of DAESH and announced the beginning of Russian troops’ withdrawal from Syria. In fact, in the meeting with…

Empires Beware: Ireland Now Dominates the UK ...

M34234234In 2010 a mining accident in Chile came to global attention. This potential disaster, and subsequent rescue, are remembered with pride by Chileans because it was their own rescue services, using their own equipment, who…

A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell o...

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Surprisingly enough, last week introduced drastic changes in the balance of powers existing across the Middle East. There has been a whole series of both unexpected and predicted events, which have left many analysts utterly puzzled. You can judge for yourself, as we mention seemingly unconnected…


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