It’s no secret that one of the major flashpoints between Washington and Beijing is the current status of Taiwan and the potential conflict that may break out. Many thousands of km away from the contested island, the conflict in Ukraine is impacting strategies that involve the defence of the island.
The fall of Kabul was an eye-opener, imprinted for decades to come on the minds of the Afghan youth, as well as all of Afghanistan's pro-democratic forces; a democratic state turned into a theocratic regime governed by a few Taliban heads over a matter of days.
When the Taliban took power in Kabul in August 2021, many countries in the world expressed grave concern for the citizens of Afghanistan whose fate was sealed under the rule of a terrorist organization. About sixty countries published a joint statement expressing responsibility for human life, and their property, and restoring the Afghan people's sense of security. After about two decades of the Taliban fighting as an opposition to the Afghan government, which enjoyed the support of NATO and the United States, the organization returned to control the poor country and the war-torn country in South Central Asia.
The UK's counter-extremism programme has spectacularly failed repeatedly to identify attackers while downplaying the role of Islamist ideology, a highly critical review has concluded.
On the morning of February 6th, 2023, Turkey was shaken by two powerful earthquakes that left a trail of destruction in their wake. The first struck 34 km west of the city of Gaziantep at 1:17 UTC, with a magnitude of 7.8, making it one of the strongest earthquakes to hit Turkey in modern times. The quake was felt in both Turkey and Syria, causing widespread damage and loss of life. The aftershocks were also very strong, with the strongest registering a magnitude of 6.7. The second earthquake hit the city of Kahramanmaraş just 9 hours later, with a magnitude of 7.5, causing further destruction and adding to the toll of the first quake.
With Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House with a Republican majority, it is widely assumed that there will be some shifts in US Foreign Policy. There are several countries in crisis that could benefit from a change of approach from Washington, whether it’s increasing development projects, increased…
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has ended its ceasefire, and it has ended it with a literal bang, or in fact several bangs.
The week of October the 16th saw the Biden administration gain what could be its first foreign policy victory since the debacle of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The images from Burkina Faso after the recent coup have been startling. After the ouster of the previous junta by another group of dissatisfied officers, two things stood out: First was the number of Russian flags being flown by those celebrating the ouster, and the other was the subsequent arson attacks on French interests.
On the 16th of September, a 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini - whose Kurdish name is Jinna - was brutally and tragically killed by Tehran's fundamentalist theocratic regime's so-called 'morality police' for allegedly breaking forced headscarf rules.