Turkey Pivots to the Center of the New Great Game
Opinion

Turkey Pivots to the Center of the New Great Game

When it comes to sowing – and profiting – from division, Erdogan’s Turkey is quite the superstar. Under the delightfully named Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the Trump administration duly slapped sanctions on Ankara for daring to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems. The sanctions focused on Turkey’s defence procurement agency, the…

Europe Embraces Multipolar World With Nord Stream 2 and China Investment Deal
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Europe Embraces Multipolar World With Nord Stream 2 and China Investment Deal

Material need usually wins out against ideological creed. Necessity over dogma. Twice this week, the European Union demonstrated that maxim in practice when it rebuffed Washington over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia; and then again over a major investment pact with China. Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointedly stated this week that…

United States and Morocco Redraw Map of North African Territory
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United States and Morocco Redraw Map of North African Territory

There is a major effort underway to convince and coerce African and Asian nations to “normalize” relations with the State of Israel in exchange for promised United States financial, military and diplomatic assistance. The Kingdom of Morocco is the latest state in the Maghreb and West Asia to recognize Tel Aviv. In the case of…