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India’s Ambassador To Russia Lied About Rejecting International Mediation

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Emirati Ambassador To India, and several unnamed US diplomatic sources all released statements around the same time disproving the Indian Ambassador to Russia’s previous on-the-record statement that “no country has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan” and that his government “will not accept” any such offer […]

Iran’s Peculiar Semi-Official Press Statement About Anti-PKK Operation Speaks to Discontent in Tehran

Iran’s semi-official (with an emphasis on the ‘official’ part) Fars News has published a report denying yesterday’s statement by Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu who revealed that Turkey and Iran had jointly commenced an anti-terror operation against the PKK. While an angry or dismissive denial from a major Iranian figure […]

Calling The Christchurch Terrorist a “Troll” is Unconscious Islamophobia

If people think that terrorists like Daesh and al-Qaeda do not have various internal code words and even unique dialects understood only by fellow extremists – think again. If people think that terrorist groups operating in Iraq and Syria do not use internet memes, videos and online discussion threads to […]

US Guitar Hero Jared Dines Sends Free Guitar to Filipino Fan

Culture is always the most effective way to bridge national divides and help connect people across the world. For most people, this means sharing music, video clips, memes and jokes online, but for one Filipino guitar player it meant much more. Jared Dines is an American multi-instrumentalist (known primarily for […]

Turkey and Iran’s Joint Anti-Terror Operation Against The PKK is an Important Step in a Positive Direction

Cooperation against a common threat  Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has just announced that Turkish and Iranian troops have commenced a joint anti-terror operation against the PKK that was previously announced earlier this month. This is welcome news, not least because Iran has often been slow to act against a […]

CPEC is The Main Artery of The Global Village

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has begun the first of a three day visit to China at the helm of a substantial Pakistani delegation. The main issue of discussion is furthering the goals of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as both countries look to improve strategic relations that have […]

Duterte Delivered Freedom From The ICC: The Next Step is Freeing The Philippines From a Broken Political System

It is now official, like Singapore, China, the United States, Russia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and many others, The Philippines is no longer under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is not only a flawed organisation but a fatally flawed one. This fact has been recognised by […]