OPINION: ARAB SPRING ROUND 2: LESSONS IN PROTESTS

Fri 15 November 2019: After few years of consternation and reassessment of its previous round, the Arab Spring seems to be returning with renewed vigor. During the eight years that separate the first round from this one, lessons must have been learned. As a result the strategy of the protesting crowds in many Arab capitals […]

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OPINION: THE AYODHYA VERDICT- SANCTIFYING AGGRESSION: WELL DONE, MY LORDS!

Mon 11 November 2019: I SUBMIT that the recent Ayodhya verdict of the Supreme Court will go down in the annals of Indian legal history in the same category as its decision in ADM Jabalpur vs Shivakant Shukla, 1975, the only difference being that unlike the latter, in this one there is not a single […]

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OPINION: ISRAEL IS BAD NEWS FOR BOTSWANA

OPINION: Israel is bad news for Botswana Thu 07 November 2019: During the 1970s and 1980s, the white-minority South African government – in a bid to normalise apartheid and shore up support for its oppressive policies – employed a policy of “helpfulness” to entice African states, including Botswana, into closer cooperation and friendly relations with […]

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OPINION: IRAN’S ROLE TO DOMINATE IRAQI ECONOMY

Iran’s role to dominate Iraqi economy Tue 05 November 2019: Successive crises facing the Iraqi economy, especially after 2003, and Iraq’s dependence almost entirely on the rentier oil economy, but the most important in this article is to highlight the Iranian role in the acquisition and control by all means and methods on the Iraqi […]

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DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF SYRIA’S MAIN TERRORIST LEADER

Don’t lose sight of Syria’s main terrorist leader Sun 03 November 2019: So, after a dramatic press conference presided over by Donald Trump, we are led to believe that Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi died in an underground tunnel “whimpering and crying” like a dog. There will be few tears shed for the terrorist leader […]

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OPINION: No longer on the fence: Hezbollah endorses the counter-revolution of the corrupt Lebanese ruling class

No longer on the fence: Hezbollah endorses the counter-revolution of the corrupt Lebanese ruling class Tue 29 October 2019: When protesters first started flooding Beirut’s streets last week, the Lebanese minister of education’s bodyguards confronted protesters with automatic rifles.  Why a minister whose portfolio focuses on the Lebanese education system needs armed thugs in the first place is anybody’s guess, […]

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OPINION: Puma keeps helping Israel sports-wash its human rights abuses

Puma keeps helping Israel sports-wash its human rights abuses Tue 29 October 2019: Companies like Puma which back Israeli sport associations purposefully ignore the oppression of Palestinian athletes. Ever since I started playing football as a young girl, I dreamed of making it to the Palestinian national women’s football team. And I did! I made […]

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OPINION: Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show

Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show Sat 26 October 2019: Tehran may be good at winning influence, but it is bad at ruling after that. In less than a month, demonstrations against corruption and a lack of economic reform erupted in both Iraq and Lebanon. In both countries, the […]

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Turkey beyond 2023: A new geopolitical reality

Sun 20 October 2019: The expiration of the treaty of Lausanne by 2023 has triggered a new debate among the global geo-political and geo-strategic thinkers about how Turkey would respond to this tectonic development. Will Turkey resurrect the Ottoman Empire? Will the geopolitical and geo-economic map of the region change? Will Turkey re-assert herself by […]

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