Essays

“Türkiye for the New Century”, Türkiye’s politics and parties

by Ali M. Shukr Recently published by the Institute for Future Studies in Beirut, the book “Turkey in the New Century: The Political System, Parties, and Pressure Groups,” was presented by Professor Emrullah Ashler, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey. The book was divided into an introduction and 5 chapters. In each chapter, a Read more

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The rise of the Welfare Party: This is what the schizophrenia did to Erdogan

by Abdel Moneim Ali Issa In a meeting held last Wednesday with leaders of the Justice and Development Party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan summarized the reasons that led to the party’s defeat in last week’s municipal elections, saying that what happened “was not only a loss of votes, but also a loss of blood.” Read more

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The Way Western Media whitewashes illegal invasions and torture and enables genocide

By Ali Awad * Journalism (mass communication) is the fourth branch of government. As to how much power this fourth branch of government has, that depends on the circumstances and events being covered. During war times, this fourth branch of government is as powerful as the armed forces, the most potent state instrument in the Read more

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Parsing “We don’t do body count”

For some time, people of the Global South have suspected their humanity does not register in the mind and hearts of the “civilized” Western world. However, recent events, including the West’s response to the pandemic, turned that suspicion into an established fact. Western leaders’ refusal to acknowledge civilian casualties resulting from wars they initiated, their Read more

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Behind the raft of OPEC+ production decisions riling the collective west lies a tight Russian-Saudi strategy and enhanced Russian-Iranian energy cooperation

by MK Bhadrakumar * A curious thing happened in Vienna on Sunday just as the 35th Ministerial Meeting of OPEC+ was about to start at its headquarters. Three princely western news organizations – Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal – were barred from entering the OPEC premises. When asked about it, pat came the Read more

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The meaning and implications of US-Syria Secret Talks

According to exclusive media reports, US and Syria are holding secret talks in Oman. A senior diplomatic source in the Arab League revealed to some media outlets that US officials are holding direct talks with a Syrian delegation, which comes in the wake of a regional push to restore relations with the war-torn country. The Read more

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