Saudi Dilemma: Balancing Vested Interests with Diversification
'...the greatest challenge for these economies is not the pace of the development vested interests...that reach the...
Why Liberals Are Not Taken Seriously On Erdogan
Turkey’s referendum caught sweeping international media attention. However, despite the extensive anti-Erdogan rhetoric, Turkish citizens voted to change their system to a Presidential one.
While many liberals lamented this development, the referendum spoke volumes as to the disconnect between mainstream liberal
By Gesu Antonio Baez
Early this year, Former US President Obama (in one of his final moves as president) signed an executive order to lift economic sanctions against the East African state of Sudan, in efforts to resume economic activity
Erdogan and Syria: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't
Recently, there have been growing criticisms of Erdogan's policy over Syria, with many accusing him of simply not doing enough. Yet, upon reflection of Turkey's options in Syria, it begs the question as to what exactly Erdogan should do.
When the media anchor cries: "We can't just ignore the attack in London. We had to cover it"
"Of course you could not ignore it. But you should have covered it in the same way you covered the 'deranged, lunatic,
Europeans are not shown the chaos and destruction of their government's intervention in the Middle East. And even when they are, it is often in the context of fighting a 'common enemy' for the establishment of 'democracy'. Now let us
Why Erdogan's Dutch Srebrenica comments struck a chord domestically
Erdogan's Srebrenica comments towards the Dutch are very interesting for the sole reason that it has exposed the two different histories of the Bosnian war taught in two different worlds.
Western historians often stress that the Dutch had little choice other
How Middle East citizens approach Western critique
An insight into the approach the Middle East citizens take to Western critique of the region.
Let's take two examples. First, the support for "authoritarian Erdogan":
"How can you guys love Erdogan and ignore his authoritarianism?"
"The same way you guys loved Obama
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