Trump recently dismissed Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser. Cohn had long disagreed with Trump, from issues such as his muted response to the “Unite the Right” violence waged in his name to steel tariffs. Shortly after Cohn was fired, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was gone too. Tillerson had done himself few favours either. […]
Note: Pasha is a high-ranking Ottoman military title. Last names in the western manner were not practised. Ismail Enver Pasha’s violent (and some would say heroic) demise would go down in legend in the Muslim regions of the Caucasus. Born on November 23rd 1881 to Ahmed-Bey, a minor official, Enver dreamed of glory and went […]
The Cyprus issue is bound to be one that will turn heads in either anger or support. For some background, in 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus after attempts by the (Greek) Cypriot government to unify with Greece, and in the process form a government that wholly excluded the (largely nominally, since the 1920s) Muslim Turkish Cypriots. […]
In which I discuss the President of Turkey from both an Islamic and strategic perspective.
A snuffling, spluttering Donald Trump recently took to the stage to proclaim that he would transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Slurring his words as he talked about “Ishrael” and the “United Shtatesh of America”, Trump still managed to find the nerve to punctuate disregard for the Muslim world with the hollow […]
Theresa May visited Turkey in January 2017, months after the abortive coup. On the agenda was an over £100 million deal in which the UK would ostensibly help to build Turkey’s first domestically-produced jet fighter, known as the The TAI TFX – a twin-engine aerial superiority fighter jet that could work in all weathers. On the surface, […]
You’ve probably seen the DeAndre Harris story in the media over the last few months. It pertains to the infamous neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In now infamous video footage, 20-year-old DeAndre Harris was brutally beaten in a bloody confrontation in a parking garage in Charlottesville as part of the various street […]