Politics

The Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum: For or Agains...

Greater_Zab_River_near_Erbil_Iraqi_Kurdistan eLess than a month remains before the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, the pace of preparation being intensified at a literally accelerated pace as the fateful date for all Kurds approaches. It is common knowledge that the referendum…

South China Sea: the UK Intervenes On Its Kne...

7654444Whichever side of the Brexit debate you are on, things don’t look too good at the moment. Those who voted Leave are seeing the pound fall sharply, jobs disappearing, no trade deals with other countries and the huge amount of work…

Middle Eastern Analysts Evaluate the Battle f...

452434324“The key to the East is in the hands of Damascus,” “The curtain calls for ISIS” - and similar headlines can be found among a great variety of Arab media sources, reporting on the liberation of the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor. For…

Vladimir Putin and the New “Sunshine Policy” ...

452412312Live from the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin “North Korea will ‘eat grass’ before giving up nukes.” The simple truth and logic of the statement came through loud and clear for…

Pakistan and the 2017 US Strategy in Afghanis...

341231231The differences in the approaches of the US towards Afghanistan, India and Pakistan as part of the new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia for 2017 have respectively led to three…

On the Current Political Situation in the Asi...

21The summer of this year has turned out to be a prolific one, especially for historic events that collectively provide an overall picture of the status and trends of the political chess game unfolding in the Asia-Pacific…

Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis is Killing the W...

56234233123Myanmar, the place we used to call Burma, has come back into the spotlight Western governments always try and keep it away from. Much is going on here, and too, many contradictions … but why? There is a well-known management…

US to Fight US-Saudi Sponsored Terrorism in A...

3532424323With the recent attack on police in Myanmar by terrorists described by Reuters as “Muslim insurgents,” and ongoing terrorism plaguing the Philippines where forces are engaged with militants from the so-called…

The Limelight Defeat of America’s “Assad Must...

36432412312As the events of war in Syria have emphatically shown, the self-styled Islamic State and the US-supported “moderate” jihadi groups have been defeated, and with it has died down the cornerstone of America’s direct and indirect military…

International Law? The Americans Don’t Give A...

Journal NEO CollageThe United States of America has sunk to a new low in diplomacy and civilized relations between nation states with its demand that Russia close its consular missions in San Francisco, Washington and New York, quickly followed…

The Unseen Victims of America’s War Machine

56324234242When the war drums begin, the first victim is reason, this is no secret at all. I recently met with a group of Russian war veterans about this issue, how those who fight wars are victims just like the armies of refugees and the dead…

Trump on United States Policy on Afghanistan

766534532432One of the most prominent political events of recent days was President Donald Trump’s address on the United States Policy on Afghanistan, which took place at Fort Myer on August 21 this year. The overall attention to the main points…


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