Middle East

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 […]

Turkey Refuses to Dogmatically Take Sides in ‘Cold War 2.0’ – Ankara Instead Prioritises Its National Interests

Even though the end of 2018 saw Turkey and the US easing many of the tensions that had been stirring since the Gulenist terror coup of July 2016, relations between the two NATO partners continues to to face new challenges. In 2019, the biggest challenges facing Turkey and the United […]

Iran’s Political Civil War Has Just Become Very Public

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s first election victory in 2013, proved to be unpopular with the country’s Principlists (aka conservatives/hardliners) as Rouhani promoted reforms that would ideally allow Iran to open up its economy to western partners that had previously put Iran under heavy economic sanctions. Rouhani’s political goal was realised […]

The Arab League’s Insulting Statement About Turkey is a Symptom of Desperation Leading to Foolishness

The Arab League has long been described by ordinary Arabs themselves as an impotent, useless and even shamefully discredited institution. Originally formed in 1945 to bolster economic and diplomatic cooperation throughout the vast Arab world, today it has been reduced to a shell of its former self. Against this background, […]

Marco Rubio Doesn’t Understand The Difference Between Romania in 1989 and Libya in 2011

The extremely militant US Senator Marco Rubio has been widely criticised after he Tweeted photos of former Libyan revolutionary Muammar Gaddafi speaking to his supporters, alongside a photo of Gaddafi taken seconds before he was assassinated by terrorists. Rubio later Tweeted a photo of former Romanian leader Nicolae Ceaușescu speaking […]

The EU Should Consider Revising Its Opposition to Capital Punishment in Light of “Daesh Flight” From Iraq and Syria

At present, the European Union unilaterally prohibits capital punishment in its member states. This remains the elephant in the room in discussions regarding European nationals who have illegally travelled to Syria and Iraq in order to fight in the ranks of the terror group Daesh (aka ISIS). Now that Daesh […]

Iran’s Turning Into India’s Proxy By Taunting And Threatening Pakistan

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the famed commander of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC), proved that his country is increasingly turning into India’s proxy after he taunted and threatened Pakistan, resulting in the Islamic Republic incredibly taking some of the same positions as its American and “Israeli” enemies (both […]