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Xi Jinping will transform “Made in China” to “Created in China”—the Quality Revolution

Chinese President Xi Jinping has just addressed the World Economic Forum Davos where he told conference attendees that China is open to the world but that more importantly, that China has much more to offer the world than the European elites who typify the Davos summit tend to understand. In order […]

Turkey Will Chase Syrian Kurds to Iraqi Border In New Direct Threat to US

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erodgan has clarified the size and scope of Operation Olive Branch during a speech where he stated that once Afrin is pacified, Turkey will move to further east to the Kurdish YPG-PYD–PKK enclave in Manbij and eventually to the Iraqi border. This is significant because while even Russian […]

Pakistan’s Geopolitical Naivety

The angry exchange of negative statements between the USA and Pakistan starting from the end of 2017 have been characterized by rather bland responses from the latter put forth as ‘strong’ and ‘assertive’ by optimists. The ‘condemnations’ of the US seem to all involve lambasting it for ‘abandoning its friend […]

Turkey Extends Another Olive Branch to Syria as Erdogan Arrives At The Syrian Border.

Hours after lambasting the United States as “untrustworthy”, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that the Turkish Army and by extrapolation its proxies, have no intention of attacking the Syrian Arab Army. He further stated that Ankara shares Syria’s goal of preserving the Arab Republic’s territorial unity. This is in-line […]

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 […]