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Killer Clowns: Syria’s Enemies Are Both Dangerous and Farcical

The stereotype of the “killer clown” has long been a stock character in much of the world’s literature and film. But while the idea of a “killer clown” is usually restrained to the realm of fiction, in Syria, killer clowns have become the predominant stumbling block to restoring law and […]

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 […]

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 […]