Politics

America, Russia, and the Tussle for Turkey

2019 Jun 17

Turkey, which has been westward looking since the days of Ataturk, has become NATO’s fickle partner since Erdogan has come to power. That is best seen in the fight over the Russian S-400 air defense system and the American F-35 fighter aircraft.

Details

The Race for Istanbul: Erdogan’s Plan A and B

2019 Jun 17

Although massive state resources have been mobilized against Imamoglu, the opposition candidate has taken up the mantle of the underdog who could challenge the status quo nationally, just as Erdogan himself did two decades ago.

Details

Erdogan’s Failure on the Nile

2019 Jun 02

How Turkeys president went from being a regional Islamist leader in the Arab Spring to sharing Qatars role as the Middle Easts odd man out.

Details

The missing piece in Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ Iran campaign

2019 Jun 02

Washington should use its military soft-power to help Iranians and further drive a wedge between Iranians and the IRGC as well as isolate the IRGC ideologues within the system.

Details

RUSSIA: WORLD NO LONGER TRUSTS U.S. TO LEAD

2019 Apr 13

ITS TIME OTHERS STEP IN TO STOP BLACKMAIL AND PRESSURE

Details

Venezuela - What are Trump’s Options?

2019 Apr 08

When newly elected Brazilian President Bolsonaro visited President Trump this week, one of the subjects was the crisis in Venezuela.

Details

The West Takes NATO for Granted. One Country Still Wants In.

2019 Apr 03

As the transatlantic alliance turns 70, Georgia—situated on Russia’s doorstep—desperately hopes to join.

Details

Mismatched Expectations: Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Uprisings

2019 Mar 29

Though the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran share ideological commonalities and points of political convergence, several impediments stand in the way of deeper ties between them.

Details

Drunk with power: How Trump is destroying the Middle East

2019 Mar 28

If you want to know who will pay the price of a re-energised Trump, the answer is the Palestinians

Details

Stagnant Capitalism

2019 Mar 25

A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, faith in markets self-regulating abilities once again lies in tatters. There simply is no single real interest rate that would spur investors to funnel all existing savings

Details

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar: Trump Incites Anti-Islam Muslim Attacks When He Tells Americans "ISLAM HATES US"

2019 Mar 25

The Los Angeles Times reports Omar claimed Trump is blunt in being the first president to simply tell Americans, "Islam hates us."

Details

The Iraq War Is a Cautionary Tale for Theresa May’s Brexit Dilemma

2019 Mar 16

The British prime minister must choose between politics and principle when it comes to pulling her country out of the European Union. Tony Blair’s experience offers a lesson.

Details

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .. 16