Analysis and Policy

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 […]

“Whaddya Gonna Do About It?”: The Relevancy of America’s Favorite Retort

The archetypically American retort of “whaddya gonna do about it” is an arrogant response to foreign policy criticism but it nevertheless serves a useful relevance in bluntly debunking Alt-Media fantasies and crudely posing Neo-Realist questions that the US’ adversaries are inevitably forced to answer. Most people who have any experience […]