‘The Others’ Alliances

S-400

US Reclaims Turkey For The Western Alliance

Less than forty-eight hours separate the US President Joe Biden’s meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in Brussels from his summit with Vladimir Putin at Geneva on June 16. In between falls the shadow of the North Atlantic Security Organisation (NATO) summit. This is simply exquisite as far as planning of […]

European Super League

Greed And The European Super League

Suffocating the grassroots.  Mocking the working class origins of the game.  World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract.  The professionalization of the game has seen a difficult relationship between fan, spectator and sporting management, none better exemplified than […]

Rouhani receives Wang Yi

The China-Iran Pact Is A Game Changer (II)

Part I In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya last week, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined Beijing’s approach to the West Asian region with particular reference to the tensions in the Persian Gulf. Wang lamented that “due to protracted conflicts and turmoil in the more recent history, […]

Uighur issue

The China-Iran Pact Is A Game Changer (I)

When China and Iran, two of the United States’ main adversaries in the contemporary world situation, enter into a 25-year strategic pact, it is pointless to split hairs and speculate whether the development affects American strategies. Of course, it does. The West Asian region is all about geopolitics — starting […]