Tag: Egypt

Russia Attempts to Mend Energy Ties Between Turkey and Greece – But Israel Has Other Ideas

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Among other issues discussed were plans to connect the Turkstream pipeline (a Russo-Turkish cooperative endeavour) to Greece and beyond the Balkans, to a pipeline leading from Greece into Italy. Putin further hinted at a standing offer to mediate […]

The Israeli Led Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Eastern Mediterranean is Now Official

Formed in 2015, the fledgling Craiova Group is a partnership between Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania aimed at fostering deeper cooperation between the four south-eastern European nations. While the group has generally been far less notable in terms of its aims and accomplishments vis-a-vis the Three Seas Initiative linking Baltic eastern […]

The Khashoggi Murder Has Changed Geopolitical Relations in The Following Ways

While the fall out from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to unfold, the geopolitical implications stemming from the international outcry over Khashoggi’s murder are now increasing solidified. Here are the important changes that have developed in the aftermath of Ryadh taking public responsibility for the journalist’s demise. Turkey is […]

Israel and Iran Have Both Fallen Silent on Jamal Khashoggi – The Implications Are Vast

America continues to drag its feet with Turkey Turkey’s strained relations with Saudi Arabia that were first exacerbated by the Saudi led boycott of Turkey’s Qatari ally and have now been made exponentially worse due to the murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have […]

Turkey Builds Alliances in Africa and East Asia While Israel Builds an Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Mediterranean

This week’s Turkey-Africa Economic Forum has been a success While much of the news coming out of Turkey relates to the suspected murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh’s diplomatic officials, another major event occurred in Istanbul that while deeply positive is not receiving the attention it demands.  The […]

How Obama and Netanyahu Overplayed Their Hand in The “Arab Spring”

At the beginning of 2011 while Iraq was still on its knees following the illegal 2003 US/UK invasion, the rest of the Arab world was generally calm, domestic politics was predictable and most importantly from the American and Israeli perspective, the revolutionary fervour that underpinned the Arab Nationalist revolutions of […]

He Can’t Win It For Technical Reasons, But PM Abiy Deserves The Nobel Peace Prize

The Ethiopian premier can’t win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for technical reasons, but he nevertheless deserves global recognition for his peacemaking successes. The Nobel Committee will award its eponymous Peace Prize on 5 October, and while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy certainly deserves this more than anyone else, it’s impossible […]

The BRICS Have Released a Joint Declaration Following The Johannesburg Summit (Full Text)

The 10th annual BRICS meeting has just concluded in Johannesburg. The meeting was significant as it represented the de-facto ascension of the BRICS+ formula whereby key partners of the five nation group will begin to play a greater role in joint initiatives ranging from economic connectivity and shared expertise in […]