Middle East

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One Can Oppose Merkel’s Open Door Policy and Still Criticise Germany For Its Fascistic Turkophobia

Angela Merkel’s decision to unilaterally open Europe’s frontiers to a rag-tag mix of economic migrants, human traffickers, so-called refugees, actual refugees and terrorists has become predictably unpopular throughout Europe. In many respects, the open door policy that Merkel pushed on Europe as a whole is directly linked with the emergence […]

Chinese President Xi’s Visit to The UAE Offers Hope to The Arab World and Horn of Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping and a substantial delegation of ministers which included State Councilor/Foreign Minister Wang Yi, have just completed a state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During the meeting, the UAE expressed interest in working cooperatively with China in fields as diverse as hi-technology development, energy and goods and […]

PKK Aligned PJAK Commits Terrorist Atrocity Against Iranian Troops – This Heightens Importance of Iran-Turkey Partnership

Iranian troops slaughtered by the PKK’s Iranian branch  Just as Iran and Pakistan share a common enemy in the form of terrorists operating in the Pakistani province of Balochistan and the neighbouring Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan, so too do Iran and Turkey share a same cross-border enemy on the other […]

Trump and Putin Will Never Agree on China But They Increasingly See Eye-to-Eye Regarding Israel

Hours before the Trump White House stated that there are plans to formally invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the US in the autumn of this year, President Putin issued the following statement about the goals of Russia’s foreign policy: “Today, the principle of competition and openness in global trade […]

Is Iran Making The Same Mistakes in The Arab World That Pakistan Once Made in Afghanistan?

Pakistan-Afghanistan relations: Lessons learned the hard way  Throughout the Cold War period, the phenomenon of ethnic Pashtun nationalism on either side of the Durand Line led to Pakistan developing an intense suspicion of multiple Afghan governments in Kabul. The Durand Line which itself is a legacy of British imperial rule in […]