Global Policy

Venezuela Announces Pre-Sale of Oil Backed Cryptocurrency–El Petro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his country will begin an international pre-sale of its new cryptocurrency, El Petro, on the 20th of February. Unlike other cryptocurrencies already in circulation which are effectively digital fiat currencies, El Petro’s value will be directly backed by/pegged to Venezuela’s vast oil reserves. […]

Turkey’s Opposition CHP Can Facilitate Official Rapprochement Between Ankara and Damascus

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s second largest party and the traditional party of government throughout the 20th century, the secular Kemalist CHP, has announced his intentions of holding direct talks with the Syrian government in spite of the severing of relations between the government in Damascus and Ankara. The […]

Kibbutz and “Rojava”: Two Deceptively Innocent Schemes To Steal Arab Land

In the early days of Zionist colonisation of Palestine, one of the preferred methods of settlement was the Kibbutz. Kibbutzim (plural) were self-sustaining agricultural communes set up by European Zionists in Palestine which were to form the core of so-called “Jewish settlements” on Palestinian land. The Kibbutzim served the practical goal of […]