History

The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Gulf War

Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.

50 Years After the 1965 War

What Has Changed in India-Pakistan Relations?

What does Russian salad have to do with press freedom in Turkey


Altan Öymen
The attempts at bringing the press to order by use of force presented themselves through the double attack on Hürriyet earlier this month. The first example of such an assault in the history of Turkey was a mob attack targeting the printing press center of Tan newspaper in December 1945.

The people who duped the United States into invading Iraq

 


by Arnaud De Borchgrave, Upi Editor At Large
Washington DC (UPI) original post date Jun 19, 2014

It was dinnertime at the Vice President's house on Massachusetts Avenue eleven months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The discussion centered on the need to get rid of Saddam Hussein's Sunni dictatorship in Iraq and replace it with a democratic government. This, in turn, would trigger democratic changes in Israel's last hostile neighbor -- Syria.

Europe, Iraq and the end of Sykes-Picot

Posted in Wednesday, 18th June 2014 – by Jolyon Howorth

Iraq as a polity never made sense. Its current disintegration was predictable ever since March 1921 when Winston Churchill, at a conference in the Semiramis Hotel in Cairo, stitched together three disparate regions of the dying Ottoman Empire and gave the new country a name.

Geopolitical Journey, Part 2: Borderlands


Geopolitical Weekly
Editor's Note: Stratfor's George Friedman is continuing his trip this week across the region, including the countries of Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Serbia, Turkey and Azerbaijan. This report on the same region was written in 2010, as he was returning from a similar journey that explored the geopolitical imperatives of those nations. The observations and forecasts then in many ways mirror the reality today, four years later.

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