Analysis and Policy

The Olympics Has Already Been Won By Korean Politicians–Russia Must Make The 2018 World Cup A Humour Filled People’s Party

The banning of Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has been a sad farce for the long discredited vision of the modern Olympic Games. Moreover the move is deeply unfair to the Russian athletes who devoted much of their young lives to this event. An Olympics that was […]

Pakistan and Turkey to Sign Free Trade Agreement–Iran Is The Only Missing Piece

Turkey and Pakistan are about to enter an intensive period of talks regarding a proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the two states. Based on the enthusiasm displayed in Islamabad and Ankara for Beijing’s One Belt–One Road trading initiative, combined with the historic good will between the two countries, […]

While Greeks and Slavs Fight Over Macedonia’s Naming Rights–Albanian Terrorism Threatens An Entire Region

The Macedonian naming dispute between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Macedonia (aka the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), is back in the news due to the Premier of the FYROM Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras’ recent meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos. While many […]

Turkey Will Chase Syrian Kurds to Iraqi Border In New Direct Threat to US

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erodgan has clarified the size and scope of Operation Olive Branch during a speech where he stated that once Afrin is pacified, Turkey will move to further east to the Kurdish YPG-PYD–PKK enclave in Manbij and eventually to the Iraqi border. This is significant because while even Russian […]

Turkey Extends Another Olive Branch to Syria as Erdogan Arrives At The Syrian Border.

Hours after lambasting the United States as “untrustworthy”, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that the Turkish Army and by extrapolation its proxies, have no intention of attacking the Syrian Arab Army. He further stated that Ankara shares Syria’s goal of preserving the Arab Republic’s territorial unity. This is in-line […]