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US backed Kurdish SDF Downs Turkish Helicopter in Afrin

Kurdish militants flying under the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) flag claim to have downed a Turkish helicopter in Afrin. The geopolitical implications of such an attack are even more important than the military/logistical implications. While the YPG is de-facto aligned with the United States in Syria, it is only when […]

Turkey Demands the US Immediately Withdraw From YPG Occupied Syrian City of Manbij

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has issued a statement demanding the US withdraw its forces from the northern Syrian city of Manbij in Aleppo Governorate. Like the YPG-PYD controlled city of Afrin, Manbij has fallen to the Kurdish regime called “Rojava” by its supporters. Yesterday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to […]

While Greeks and Slavs Fight Over Macedonia’s Naming Rights–Albanian Terrorism Threatens An Entire Region

The Macedonian naming dispute between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Macedonia (aka the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), is back in the news due to the Premier of the FYROM Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras’ recent meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos. While many […]

Iran and Pakistan Can, Should and Must Unite

Iran and Pakistan’s 20th century relations have constituted an incredibly varied dynamic, ranging from warm relations in between the 1940s and late 1970s while relations deteriorated in the 1980s with an even more rapid degradation occurring in the 1990s. While the 1990s saw relations between Islamabad and Tehran become deeply […]

Duterte supports Myanmar–Adopts Chinese and Russian Diplomatic Position on Rohingya Conflict

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his support for Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who has found herself abandoned by her erstwhile European and US supporters over the so-called Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The conflict is one of the many fronts in the Burma/Myanmar Civil War which has been waged […]