Give Peace a Chance: Saudi Arabia and the UAE Jostle for Position in War-Ravaged Countries for Contracts
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Give Peace a Chance: Saudi Arabia and the UAE Jostle for Position in War-Ravaged Countries for Contracts

Is the coronavirus, which has hit GCC countries quite hard, going to fuel proxy wars further with the economic objective of fortunes to be made, once the fighting stops? Or dig them in deeper? Don’t overlook Russia in the scramble for reconstruction contracts. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. This certainly applies to…

Will Turkey Contract Its Militarism Because of Its Economic Problems?
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Will Turkey Contract Its Militarism Because of Its Economic Problems?

A report by New Economy found that “Turkey had significant foreign exchange outflows” because of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s costly wars. The report also found that “Turkey’s probability of bankruptcy is extremely high,” along with its three big banks of Garanti, Akbank and the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk-founded İşbank. “The country’s commercial banks, its last stronghold, have…

Mass for Nazi Killers in Sarajevo: A Toxic Mix of WWII Revisionism & Modern Politics
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Mass for Nazi Killers in Sarajevo: A Toxic Mix of WWII Revisionism & Modern Politics

A Catholic Mass in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina for Nazi allies executed at the end of WWII is not a matter of religious freedom, but the latest and most egregious in a series of disturbing attempts to rewrite history. Only a handful of worshippers will be allowed inside the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo on…