Politics

Letter from Tehran: Trump ‘the bazaari’

Ayatollah Khamenei

The Iranian Parliament just hosted its annual conference on Palestine and, among the dignitaries - that included Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani - and the 700 foreign guests from more than 50 countries was Asia Times columnist Pepe Escobar.

The Speech: Trump Tried to Win One for the Gipper

Trump, Gipper

The president that Trump was channeling in his more personable tone, his optimism about America’s future was Ronald Reagan.
Jacob Heilbrunn

The conventional wisdom about Donald Trump is that he is unconventional. He delivered again tonight, playing against type. This was Trump’s anti-inaugural speech. Trump’s tone was totally different from the dark carnage that he talked about in January. 

Turkey coup defendants deny Gulen affiliation

 Turkey coup defendants


As the first major trials of military personnel accused of involvement in the failed July coup get underway, many people are eager to learn exactly what happened that night.

Why two new Kurdistans are better than one

Two new Kurdistans

By Bilal Wahab 
For nearly a century now, the question of whether there should be an independent Kurdish state has loomed over the Middle East. The issue achieved new urgency after U.S. forces evicted Saddam Hussein from northern Iraq after the Gulf War in 1991, effectively creating the preconditions for Kurdish autonomy there. The American-led invasion in 2003 and the war that followed have merely accelerated that process.

‘’Russia toughens stance on territorial dispute with Japan’’

Kuril Islands

 
Author : Sergei Blagov
Russia has renewed its earlier hardline stance on the territorial feud with Japan over the Kuril Islands by announcing upcoming deployment of additional troops to the disputed islands. On February 23, still known as “Army Day” in Russia, Moscow brushed aside Japanese objections against the deployment, dismissing Tokyo’s stance as irrelevant.

The powerful allies of Edi Rama

Allies of Edi Rama


By Kassandra
Legendary EU insider, uncovering the deepest and darkest realities of EU governance and administration
Following our reporting last week on the case of alleged corruption with EU funds, we expanded our investigation, discovering very strange and interesting details regarding what is going on in Albania.

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