Turkey

Saudi Quicksand

The extremely likely interrogation, torture, and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul is set to have far-reaching…


The Future of Syria’s Children?

After 7 years of conflict, there appears to be an imperfect peace in Syria at the moment.  Over 500,000 have perished, 2 million injured, 11…



The Week That Was

In which… The Syrian conflict, which has always drawn in outside forces – threatened to also become a war between states. The Turkish advance, across…


What Now For Kurdistan?

Often a niche interest in international relations, the Kurds have in recent years see-sawed between being seen as the modern equivalent of a plucky little…


Israel, Iran and the War for Syria

For years, Israel and Iran have attacked each other with words and through their proxies. In Iran, calls for Israel’s destruction are routine, and support…



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The Week That Was

A week in which mankind, or ‘Peoplekind’ as Canada’s Prime Minister would call us – pushed a millimeter out into infinity, and pushed a new…


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The Week That Was…

Ladies and Gentlemen…the President of the United States… Donald Trump made his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night.  At 80 minutes it…


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The Week That Was…

… In which the Turkish invasion of northern Syria brought into focus the competing visions various states have for the future of the country. Following…