Middle East

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 […]

MBS’ Asia Tour Is Much More Than A Post-Khashoggi Photo-Op

Many have dismissed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Asia tour to Pakistan, India, and China as nothing more than a post-Khashoggi photo-op to shore up international support, but it’s actually about much more than that because of its religious, economic, and geopolitical dimensions. There’s little doubt that Saudi Crown […]

Russia’s Nuclear Energy Edge Got The US To Cut Ethical Corners With The Saudis

One of the latest American scandals revolves around former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s alleged breach of ethical norms in trying to secretly push through a nuclear energy deal with the Saudis which might have even been illegal if he tried to circumvent the so-called “123 agreement”, though his partnered […]