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 […]
A revised version of Trump’s travel ban is being put into effect today, after the Supreme Court allowed some parts of the ban to be re-asserted pending a hearing in the fall. The US State Department has issued some clarifications as to who exactly is affected by the ban. As before, it affects travellers from […]
The alt-right (a hip term for a loose array of Nazis, white supremacists and internet trolls with few ideals save causing chaos) has officially split. The sordid alliance that crawled from the depths of the internet to play a role in electing Trump decisively parted in two for good on Sunday in Washington D.C. The […]
It’s hard to find someone with as many portfolios as Jared Kushner in Washington. The young upstart has not only been tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East (a fireman dousing some flames with propane comes to mind) but also serves as Director of the Office of American Innovation, and Senior Adviser to the President […]
As anyone who follows the news can clearly see, it isn’t going down well for the self-styled “Islamic State”. Having once held 1/3 of Iraq and 50% of Syria, their territory has shrunk dramatically since 2014. World powers have capitalised on their bloody rise to unite against them in unison with unsavoury regimes and groups, […]
I’m amazed that I *still* hear people saying “I can’t believe Trump won!” or “How did he get all this support?!” etc. Please. Trump’s supporters didn’t just appear out of nowhere. This level of support for a candidate who is openly bigoted, racist, misogynistic and rude is the result of longstanding political illiteracy in the […]
Turkish news and commentary site Haksöz Haber has translated “The Chameleons of Rojava” for a Turkish audience. The article deals with the ever-shifting loyalties and positions of the PYD during the Syrian civil war. See the translation here. For the original English article, see here.
Trump’s blitzkrieg into the White House has taken all of us by surprise. Having previously been seen as a pariah (especially after the emergence of a tape in which he admits to sexual assault) and having sunk in the polls, a resurgent Trump fairly steamrollered a shocked Hillary Clinton. The response of her campaign seemed to […]