Former editor and writer for major news media organizations. He has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages
The “clarity” Taipei is seeking is unlikely to be rendered by Washington as the latter is only using Taiwan as a device against China.
Moscow may need to seriously revise its relations with Ankara, and let Erdogan know he is treading on red lines.
Pushing NATO expansion further into the Caucasus and Central Asia and the objective of replacing Russian energy to Europe with a Caspian alternative mean that the resurgence in conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh could be a prolonged proxy, low-intensity war.
For President Erdogan, Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan is a proxy for his Neo-Ottoman ambitions of boosting Ankara’s regional influence.
The kind of toxic, hyper-nationalistic, militaristic, bellicose politics espoused by Trump are of the same despicable category which the world thought it had defeated when establishing the United Nations. Fascism.
Tony Blair is not about peace in the Middle East. His involvement with the Trump administration is about selling war against Iran.
U.S. hit a dangerous threshold when a senior official is warning citizens to arm themselves because “leftwing hit squads” are to seek retribution.
The president admits himself that he knew how deadly the viral disease was but instead deliberately “played it down”.
There are myriad causes for the baleful condition hollowing out the supposed integrity of American democracy. But all of those corrosive causes are American-made.
The “bottle twist” is a convenient and necessary foil to avoid the potentially damning contradiction from the Russian side, Finian Cunningham writes.