Middle East

If Erdogan Meets MBS at The G20, it Will Result in a Formal Changing of The Guard in The Region

While Saudi Arabia has admitted that Turkish officials were accurate in accusing Riyadh of orchestrating and carrying out the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and while Turkey has said that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the “highest levels” of the Saudi state, Turkey has explicitly ruled out any […]

Russia’s Non-Denial About Brokering Iran’s Withdrawal From Syria Is A Big Deal

The Kremlin uncharacteristically declined to comment on reports that Russia is seeking to broker Iran’s withdrawal from Syria in exchange for the Islamic Republic receiving sanctions relief from the US, which is extremely unusual because Moscow has a track record of issuing sharp unambiguous responses to fake news claims and […]

A Day After Insulting Veterans, The French Government Insults Turkish Dignity

The French Foreign Minister has denied being given recordings documenting the moment Saudi officials at their Consulate in Istanbul brutally murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This came just as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his government had been given verified copies of the recordings from Turkey. Hours later, Germany […]

The United States Cannot Have it Both Ways With Turkey

After Donald Trump Tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron’s earlier statement suggesting that a pan-European army should be created in order to counter multiple “threats” including from the United States was “insulting”, it became immediately clear that the pseudo-G20 style summit masquerading as a war memorial in Paris was going to […]

With The Last First World War Veterans Dead – The 11th of November Has Become a Macabre Militant Rite

Of all the modern wars that have claimed millions of lives, the First World War was the most tragic as its origins were in futility, its outcomes were universally negative and its veterans experienced a perfect storm of modern weaponry combined with comparatively primitive medical care. Thus, those who died […]