China Manoeuvres to Protect Its Interests While Keeping Hands Clean
March 30, 2020

China Manoeuvres to Protect Its Interests While Keeping Hands Clean

What Game Is Turkey Playing in Syria?
March 10, 2020

What Game Is Turkey Playing in Syria?

Not a Pretty Picture: The Contours of New World Order
February 26, 2020

Not a Pretty Picture: The Contours of New World Order

Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Its Commander in Yemen
February 24, 2020

Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Its Commander in Yemen

Saudi Female Rapper Faces Arrest for a Song
February 23, 2020

Saudi Female Rapper Faces Arrest for a Song

Turkey Requests US Patriot Missile Systems Amidst Syria Standoff
February 21, 2020

Turkey Requests US Patriot Missile Systems Amidst Syria Standoff

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What Game Is Turkey Playing in Syria?
Levant & IraqNewsSyria

What Game Is Turkey Playing in Syria?

Three basic factors underlie Turkey’s stance in the confused military situation in north-west Syria. The first is that Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is a Sunni Muslim while Syria

Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Its Commander in Yemen
ArabiaNewsRadicalisationYemen

Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of Its Commander in Yemen

Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has announced the death of its leader in Yemen, Qassem Al-Rimi, during an American air strike on the group’s positions on 7 February

Saudi Female Rapper Faces Arrest for a Song
Culture +DiversityMusicNewsSaudi ArabiaSociety

Saudi Female Rapper Faces Arrest for a Song

Mecca governor has ordered the arrest of a young female rapper after taking issue with her music video “Bint Mecca”, which means Mecca Girl. Saudi officials stated that the song was offensive to t

Turkey Requests US Patriot Missile Systems Amidst Syria Standoff
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Turkey Requests US Patriot Missile Systems Amidst Syria Standoff

Turkey has asked the United States to conduct sorties along its southern border with Idlib in support for Ankara’s on-going military operations against forces loyal to Assad. (more…)

Coronavirus Claims Two More Lives in Iran
NewsTurkey & Iran

Coronavirus Claims Two More Lives in Iran

On 21 February 2020, Iranian Health Ministry announced 13 more individuals who have contracted the new Coronavirus. As people cast ballots to elect a new parliament, Iranian authorities said that

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China Manoeuvres to Protect Its Interests While Keeping Hands Clean
Mashreq–WorldwidePolitics

China Manoeuvres to Protect Its Interests While Keeping Hands Clean

The question is not if, but when the long-standing American defence umbrella in the Gulf, the world’s most militarised and volatile region, will be replaced by a multilateral security arrangement

Not a Pretty Picture: The Contours of New World Order
Culture +Mashreq–Worldwide

Not a Pretty Picture: The Contours of New World Order

Television news summarizes daily what a new world order shaped by civilisationalists entails. Writer William Gibson’s assertion that “the future is already here – it's just not evenly distribu

Defending Political Freedoms: Incidents in Israel and Scandinavia Raise Alarm Bells
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Defending Political Freedoms: Incidents in Israel and Scandinavia Raise Alarm Bells

Incidents this week in Israel and Scandinavia ring alarm bells. They highlight how the rise of civilizationalist leaders in democracies empower anti-liberal and anti-democratic forces.

Drawing Battle Lines: Centre-Right Parties Take on Civilisationalism
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Drawing Battle Lines: Centre-Right Parties Take on Civilisationalism

The Centrist Democrat International (CDI), in an attempt to counter the rise of civilizationalist states and leaders, has called for the creation of an alliance of nations, political parties and f

Middle Powers and the US-Iran Conflict – Op-Ed
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Middle Powers and the US-Iran Conflict – Op-Ed

The Trump Administration’s decision to use a drone to carry out a targeted assassination of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Al-Quds Commander General Qassem Soleimani - along with his Iraqi confedera