Africa

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Re-Enters Parliament Thus Completing His Political Rehabilitation

Anwar Ibrahim’s personal political history as well as his history with veteran Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is more intriguing that most works of fiction. After becoming Prime Minister for the first time in 1983, Mahathir Mohamad ushered in an economic boom in Malaysia that is crediting with bringing the country […]

Duterte Calls For a Pan-ASEAN Response to Indonesia’s Tragic Earthquake

The Philippines is no stranger to tragic natural disasters but by any standard, the recent earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi which claimed the lives of over 2,000 people is a disaster on a mass scale. The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the strengthening of cooperation mechanisms throughout the Association […]

Turkey Builds Alliances in Africa and East Asia While Israel Builds an Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Mediterranean

This week’s Turkey-Africa Economic Forum has been a success While much of the news coming out of Turkey relates to the suspected murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh’s diplomatic officials, another major event occurred in Istanbul that while deeply positive is not receiving the attention it demands.  The […]

America’s Confrontational Approach to China is a Rejection of Realism

The age-old aphorism “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” can accurately describe China’s mentality towards both domestic matters and issues concerning cooperation with international partners. China’s model is one that transformed the world’s most populace nation from a place where at the turn of the 1980s 88% of all […]

Fethullah Terror Organisation Uses “Schools” to Launder Money in Ethiopia

Former workers at an Ethiopian “school” operated by the Fethullah Terror Organisation (FETO) have blown the whistle on an elaborate money laundering and tax evasion scheme through which FETO used its “educational facilities” in the seventh poorest African state to embezzle funds and withhold taxation to the Ethiopian government as part […]