It is both ironic and sad that the many thousands of war refugees are seeking shelter in the same European and NATO countries that either directly or indirectly contributed to the destruction and dest
International rights groups put the number of political prisoners in Azerbaijan at over 80; officials vehemently deny that the country holds any.
By inviting the US to use Turkish airbases to attack ISIL, Erdogan has assured domestic voters that he is securing the country, while giving himself cover to further weaken the Kurdish nationalist cam
Western governments do not always get what they want, but arguing that oil is the key factor behind western actions in the Middle East is one of the most evidence-based statements that one can make.
Israel’s response to the threat posed by Iran’s new stature “depends on achieving closer ties with the United States.”
The purpose of such claims is largely to disown any responsibility regarding the mayhem gripping the Middle East, and putting the blame squarely on local actors for their countries’ misfortunates.
It is the state itself that is ensuring that Muslims are collectively pushed to the edge of public life with extremely serious short-, medium-, and long term consequences for democratic politics.
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