Turkey and Iran’s Joint Anti-Terror Operation Against The PKK is an Important Step in a Positive Direction

Cooperation against a common threat  Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has just announced that Turkish and Iranian troops have commenced a joint anti-terror operation against the PKK that was previously announced earlier this month. This is welcome news, not least because Iran has often been slow to act against a […]

CPEC is The Main Artery of The Global Village

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has begun the first of a three day visit to China at the helm of a substantial Pakistani delegation. The main issue of discussion is furthering the goals of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as both countries look to improve strategic relations that have […]

Duterte Delivered Freedom From The ICC: The Next Step is Freeing The Philippines From a Broken Political System

It is now official, like Singapore, China, the United States, Russia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and many others, The Philippines is no longer under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is not only a flawed organisation but a fatally flawed one. This fact has been recognised by […]

Today’s Tragic Terrorist Attack in Balochistan is a Grim Reminder of How Pakistan is a Victim And Not an Aggressor

Due to its location between hostile neighbours, Pakistan has faced the threat of terrorism on its soil since its inception as a state. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, India helped to foment separatist extremism in what was then East Pakistan. After India fought against Pakistan in 1971 which resulted in […]

It is Now Clear That a Federal-Parliamentary Philippines Requires a “Ministry For FDI”

The recent water crisis in Metro Manila makes several things immediately clear. 1. Many existing domestic utility companies are not fit for purpose. 2. Constitutional prohibitions on substantial foreign ownership of utilities has held back infrastructural progress in The Philippines. 3. A lack of regional development outside of Metro Manila […]