October, 2016 Security-Intelligence

Turkish military


By Lars Haugom

 The Turkey Analyst

The Turkish military is undergoing a comprehensive post-coup restructuring process. It is not difficult to understand the rationale behind increased civilian government control of the armed forces after the July 15 coup attempt. 

China military

 
By John Pilger

JP: The Coming War on China is my 60th film and perhaps one of the most urgent. It continues the theme of illuminating the imposition of great power behind a facade of propaganda as news. In 2011, President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’ of US forces: almost two-thirds of American naval power would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific by 2020.

War party US

A hot war is not going to break out after Nov. 8th - thanks to shrewd moves and preparation by Moscow

By Pepe Escobar

"Information Clearing House" - " RI" - Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out – before or after the November 8 US presidential election.

Turkey Iraq


Turkey says troops using artillery near Mosul but Iraq rejects "participation" claim in ongoing Peshmerga-led operation.
Ongoing tensions between Turkey and Iraq have intensified after Turkey said its troops fired artillery rounds at ISIL targets near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, following a request by Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

National Pact map


Erdogan’s aggressive nationalism is now spilling over Turkey’s borders, grabbing land in Greece and Iraq.
BY NICK DANFORTH

In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. 

Erdogan ambitions


Kemal Öztürk
While we were in New York for the 2009 United Nations meeting, Time magazine said they were interested in taking a portrait photograph of then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as they were taking pictures of all the leaders who attended. I delivered this request to Prime Minister Erdoğan and he accepted.

U.S. Russia showdown

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report 
There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies, like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets last year. When the big powers are in direct confrontation, minor players step aside and run for cover.

Kashmir unrest


The Japan Times

Kashmir is again engulfed in violence. Over the summer, mass protests have demonstrated widespread public disaffection with Indian rule over the disputed territory. In mid-September, an attack by militants against an Indian Army camp claimed 18 lives; the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan for being behind the attack, a charge that Pakistan has denied.