India’s BJP Is a Neoliberal Party Masquerading as a Protectionist One
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India’s BJP Is a Neoliberal Party Masquerading as a Protectionist One

The BJP stunningly lost five regional elections earlier this month in a development that proves that people are no longer as distracted by the neoliberal party’s identity politics as they once were and are instead very well aware that they’ve been duped over the past half-decade by a movement that espouses populist protectionist rhetoric but…

Burying the Axe of War: the Arabs Will Recognise Assad, and Arab Investment Will Help Rebuild Syria
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Burying the Axe of War: the Arabs Will Recognise Assad, and Arab Investment Will Help Rebuild Syria

Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir made a historical visit to Syria, the first for an Arab leader since war was imposed on Syria in 2011. El-Bashir landed onboard a Russian airplane at Damascus airport, an indication of Moscow’s efforts to bring Syria back into the Arab – and international – fold. During seven years of war,…

The Elusive Middle East Peace
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The Elusive Middle East Peace

Subtle news sources coming on the grapevine allude to impending Middle East fresh peace talks. The end of the “War on Syria” will bring serious and realistic opportunities for Russian-sponsored peace talks, and there are direct and indirect hints and leaks made by certain officials here and there, hints and leaks which will become overt…

The Looting of Aleppo: ‘We’re Living in Medieval Times’
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The Looting of Aleppo: ‘We’re Living in Medieval Times’

Compare and contrast these two scenes: in Berlin, a team of highly qualified Syrian architects under the auspices of the Museum of Islamic Art carefully builds a digital archive of Aleppo’s historic monuments to help with future restoration. In Aleppo, a gang of semi-illiterate thugs under the auspices of “The Tiger” – Russian President Vladimir…