Middle East

India Has Bollywood, the US has Hollywood–The Arab World Needs Its Own Centralised Film Industry

For decades, the Indian film industry centred around Bollywood has been churning out professionally produced films at a faster rate than any other centralised film industry in the world. Overall, India has the world’s largest film industry, even though outside of South Asia, the most common films are generally those […]

Germany Halts Tank Deliveries To Turkey Due To Ankara’s Anti-YPG/PKK Operation

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has stated that due to German “concerns” over Turkey’s anti-YPG/PKK Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria, Berlin will suspend the delivery of Leopard tanks to Turkey. Over the last month, Turkish officials have attempted to conduct a rapprochement with Germany after Ankara-Berlin relations hit new […]

Saudi Arabia and the UAE compete for influence in the de-facto state of “South Yemen”

While the world has been distracted by Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch, a series of potentially seismic events have been occurring in Yemen.  To be precise, the political chaos has transpired not in Houthi controlled Sana’a but in Aden, the de-facto seat of power for the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbuh […]

“Whaddya Gonna Do About It?”: The Relevancy of America’s Favorite Retort

The archetypically American retort of “whaddya gonna do about it” is an arrogant response to foreign policy criticism but it nevertheless serves a useful relevance in bluntly debunking Alt-Media fantasies and crudely posing Neo-Realist questions that the US’ adversaries are inevitably forced to answer. Most people who have any experience […]