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Biden Chips Away At Ties With Turkey

If there is a Nobel Prize for the US president who first recognised the 1915 ‘Armenian Genocide’, that could have gone to Ronald Reagan. But he didn’t make waves. Although  in terms of US law, acts of “genocide” provided basis for lawsuits to be filed, Reagan administration stepped in and […]

Armenian genocide recognition

Joe Biden, Recognition And The Armenian Genocide

Attributing names to the brutal acts humans are capable of inflicting upon each other is never without problems.  There are gradations of terror, hierarchies of atrocity and cruelty.  In these, the pedants reign.  Disputes splutter and rage over whether a “massacre” can best be described as a crime against humanity […]

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The Coup That Didn’t Happen In Jordan

The aborted coup in Jordan has nothing to do with an internal rivalry within the royal family, even if it did find a leader. It is about opposition to Donald Trump’s questioning of the normalisation of Arab-Israeli relations and Joe Biden’s reactivation of a three-quarter century old conflict. Washington wants to resume the “endless war” in the greater Middle East.

A homeless girl asks for alms outside a coffee shop in Mumbai

Global Inequality And How To Fight It (II)

Part I Inequality and characterizing poverty After WWII, the world experienced seven and a half decades of development policies and quite impressive global economic growth. However, the global polarization was and is increasingly making a deeper and deeper economic gap between rich and poor nations. A discipline of International Relations […]

Yemen

Yemen War A Quagmire For Saudi Arabia

With the world’s largest oil export terminal coming under missile and drone attack — a giant Saudi Aramco complex capable of exporting roughly 6.5m barrels a day, nearly 7% of global oil demand — the war in Yemen surges in the global media. During the night on Saturday, the Houthis […]