Month: September 2012

Non-Aligned Movement Re-Energized

It was a given from the outset that the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which convened late August in Tehran would grab the headlines internationally. In an epoch that never sank into oblivion, the organization founded as an alliance of 120 countries by the charismatic trio of Josip Broz […]

Turkey Headed for Trouble

Recent developments in the Middle East had a considerable impact on the standing of Turkey, a country deeply involved in the unfolding Syrian tragedy. It currently appears that Turkey’s neighbors – Iran and Iraq – are growing allergic to the attempts made by Ankara to establish itself as the dominant […]

Lessons of World War II

On September 2, 1945, Japan, Nazi Germany’s last remaining ally, signed the act of unconditional surrender, putting the last dot in the history of the Second World War. The bloodiest war ever fought, it lasted 6 years, affected 40 countries and claimed 55 million lives. The historic signing ceremony was […]

Ankara Has Fallen into the “Syrian Trap”

Turkey’s foreign policy is going through a fiasco. The leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party even accused the country’s foreign minister of “narrow-mindedness” on live television. A scandal erupted after RPP MPs from were prevented from inspecting a Syrian refugee camp. In 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who […]

Pacific Ocean Navies in 2020

Wars don’t happen by accident. Any armed conflict is prepared for and planned well in advance. That’s a fact. People living in an absolutely peaceful country sometimes aren’t even aware that their country has decided to go to war and preparations for it are already in full swing. To better […]