Middle East

Roger Waters Slams Professional Pink Floyd Tribute Band For Violating His Ethical Standards

Pink Floyd co-founder, lyricist and principle composer Roger Waters has taken to social media to criticise a major Pink Floyd tribute band that have three performances scheduled in Israel. Among the many political causes for which Waters advocates, supporting the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) which calls for a […]

Russia Attempts to Mend Energy Ties Between Turkey and Greece – But Israel Has Other Ideas

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Among other issues discussed were plans to connect the Turkstream pipeline (a Russo-Turkish cooperative endeavour) to Greece and beyond the Balkans, to a pipeline leading from Greece into Italy. Putin further hinted at a standing offer to mediate […]

Showing Solidarity With Qatar or Stabbing Russia in The Back: Understanding Iran’s Rejection of OPEC+

Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh just announced that his country will not participate in the format widely known as OPEC+, a commercial alliance between OPEC and major oil producers from outside of the OPEC cartel. In practical terms, OPEC+ is driven by the leadership of de-facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and […]