political-miscalculations

Turkey: Erdogan Continues to Pursue an Old, Failed Course

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Turkey’s great, imperial past, and the ideas associated with neo-Ottomanism, are quite popular and widespread in various strata of Turkish society. This all forces its political elites, and the country’s leadership, to proceed from the point of this sociopolitical dream, and act more decisively to try to revive this project of neo-imperialism. This course, as politicians see…

Who’s behind Ankara’s Attempts to Provoke the Next Big War?

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It’s hardly a surprise that these days one can come across claims that an overt war is about to be started in Syria on the pages of the German site known as Handelsblatt. The publication argues that once Syrian government forces killed dozens of Turkish soldiers in Idlib on the night of February 28, Ankara is bound to launch…

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s anti-Iranian Rhetoric

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The administration of the US President, Donald Trump, is currently using severe economic sanctions in an unsuccessful, and illegal, attempt to pressurize Tehran into dismantling its rocket program, and weaken its regional influence. The present US leadership is not trying to hide…

The President of Taiwan Pays a “Stopover Visit” to the United States

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In the beginning of August, a relatively small but thoroughly dried and highly combustible woodpile was planted into the smoldering bonfire of the “trade” war between the world’s two leading powers. The matter in question is the visit of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to…

Saudi Plans in Regard to Qatar Fail

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Rumors abound that the Saudis are planning to dig a large canal in the north of the country which will turn Qatar from a Peninsula into an island.  Saudi media report that private investors from Saudi Arabia and the UAE will finance the state-ordered construction of the canal on Arabian…


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