Pankisi residents find common cause with other Georgians

The remote, Muslim-majority region is often seen as separate from the rest of Georgia. But increasingly, Pankisi residents share the same frustration as other Georgians: an overbearing, unresponsive state. Neil Hauer- Eurasianet At eight one...

The details of the attempted military coup in Turkey are revealed to the world...

Turan- The essence of the attempted coup d'état by the terrorist organization Fethullah Gülen (FETÖ) on July 15, 2016 and averted by the will of the people of Turkey is more widely explained to...

Will Kadyrov be Dismissed? Assessing the Truth Behind the Rumors

Published in Analytical Articles By Emil A. Souleimanov and Huseyn Aliyev-CACI Analyst Reports have recently resurfaced that unspecified federal authorities in Russia plan to oust Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s infamous strongman and head since 2007, and remove him...

Reporters in Turkey adopt a new beat: Imprisoned journalists

DW- Three years ago, a failed coup in Turkey led to a media crackdown. Since then, journalists have banded together to document the cases of reporters imprisoned or changed with crimes against the state. This...

This Arms Deal Could Trigger A New ‘’Cold War’’

By Cyril Widdershoven The long-awaited, and feared, delivery of Russian S-400 missile systems to Turkey has started. In spite of US and European warnings that Ankara should reconsider the Russian arms deal, to prevent economic and...

Far-Right AfD – Germany’s Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist Wing

By Melanie Amann and Ann-Katrin Müller The far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned...

A Question of Trust -Ursula Von Der Leyen Recruits Team to Win Over Brussels

By Markus Becker, Matthias Gebauer and Peter Müller Until recently, Ursula von der Leyen was largely unknown in Brussels. Now the German defense minister needs to win over a majority of the EU Parliament to...

The UN’s Free Speech Problem – OpEd

By Binoy Kampmark-eurasia review Anyone willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN Declaration of Human Rights features, in...

Is The Turkish Political Arena About To Be Reshuffled? – OpEd

By Arab News-By Yasar Yakis* The domestic political changes in Turkey gained new momentum with former Economy Minister Ali Babacan’s resignation from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) last week. He was the boss...

The UN International Water Courses Convention 2014 – Analysis

By SAAG-By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan. In Foreign Policy in Focus, Conn Hallinan has made a strong case that the World needs a Water treaty and has suggested that the International Water Courses Convention that came...

As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists

AFP- From the expansive dunes of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan, Chinese authorities are selling troubled Xinjiang as a tourist idyll, welcoming travellers even as they send locals to internment...

Agony of Yazidi women torn between IS kids, or return home

AFP-Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community. "Of course I couldn't bring them...

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi dissidents in US warned by FBI after Khashoggi killing

FBI agents visited at least four Saudis and a US-based Arab dissident connected to murdered journalist over concerns their lives were in danger, MEE learns. By Dania Akkad -MEE The FBI visited Saudi dissidents in the...

‘Racist tweets’: Trump tells congresswomen to ‘go back’ where they’re from

Latest controversial comment by Trump called 'undisguised racism, misogyny, and xenophobia' By MEE and agencies US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unidentified Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of...

Where’s my damn money

Fresh overseas dollars means that the risk is born by Lebanese expats working for years and decades overseas and sending their hard-earned savings to the country, seduced by unmatchable rates anywhere in the world. ...

S-400 missile system: What is it and why does Turkey want it?

DW - Turkey is set to become the first and so far the only NATO member to use Russia's advanced S-400 missile system. What is so special about this weaponry and why is Turkey...

New right-wing groups confront Armenia’s revolutionary government

They look like versions of the European far right. But many suspect a connection with the ousted government. Joshua Kucera, Ani Mejlumyan-Eurasianet A group that recently emerged in Armenia has a familiar list of...

Feeding People With Science – Plant Researchers Brace for Population Explosion

By Julia Merlot By 2050, the world will require nearly twice as much food as today. But producing it without consuming any extra resources -- so as not to exacerbate climate change -- will be...

The U.S. Is Worried About China’s Investments—This Time in Israel

The U.S. has long warned about encroaching Chinese influence around the world. And it’s touching America’s closest allies. KATHY GILSINAN U.S. national-security officials have for years warned developing nations about the dangers of allowing Chinese investment...

Teflon Salvini: Italy’s Untouchable Politician

The Italian interior minister has been linked to Russian money. It’s just the latest crisis he’s brushing off. RACHEL DONADIO ROME—The scoop from BuzzFeed News was a huge one: audio recordings in which a close associate of Matteo Salvini, Italy’s...