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Footballers Fined For Extremist Albanian Provocation at World Cup

During last week’s match against Serbia, two ethnic Albanian players on the Swiss team, Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka flashed a provocative hand signal which many Serbian supporters found grossly offensive. Both players celebrated a goal late in the second half by flashing a hand sign intended to represent the […]

Imran Khan Must Learn From The Success of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey and Pakistan have always had a strong relationship and while culturally and politically, both countries have very different backgrounds apart from both being Muslim majority nations, politically speaking, recent decades have experienced similarities and divergences that both bear a closer examination. Parliamentary and Presidential  Throughout the 20th century, political […]

Duterte Provides The Spiritual Leadership The Philippines Has Been Crying Out For

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent remarks on God, Genesis and the Roman Catholic Church have been widely and wilfully misconstrued in anti-Duterte media outlets including the infamous Rappler. A full analysis of what his remarks actually meant can be read here. But beyond merely understanding what Duterte said, it is […]

America’s Pivot to Multipolarity is Limited to Domestic Realities Where The US is Embracing Sectarian Third World Characteristics

In terms of foreign policy, the United States continues to pursue a zero-sum mentality while actively resisting emergent trends in the development of a less hegemonic and more multipolar world. This is not likely to change in the near future irrespective of who wins the 2020 US Presidential elections. But […]

This is How Erdogan’s Re-Election Will Effect Turkey’s International Partners And Rivals

The successful re-election of Turkish President Erdogan and the accompanying victory of his parliamentary People’s Alliance means that internally, Turkey will continue on a similar economic and social trajectory as it has been since Erdogan’s AK party rose to prominence in the early 2000s. But while the AK Party’s model […]

Football Diplomacy: Russian President Invites Abbas AND Netanyahu to World Cup Final in Moscow

News has broken that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and “Israeli” leader Benjamin Netanyahu to the World Cup Final which will be held in Moscow on the 15th of July. While neither leader has confirmed attendance, the move is clearly one designed to informally initiate Russian […]

Erdogan And People’s Alliance Win Turkish Elections With Comfortable Majority

Turkey’s incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the 2018 Turkish Presidential elections while the parliamentary People’s Alliance, a grouping of Erdogan’s AK Party and the conservative MHP have secured a victory over the competing National Alliance which consists of of the centre-left CH Party, the conservative Good party, the ultra-Islamist Saadet […]