Both governments underestimate ISIS to their peril.
Why would ISIS provoke a war it should know that it will lose?
The mass-murder of innocents in Paris this weekend could well have been a clear sign of weakness on ISIS’s part.
If ISIS did this, then it is a very calculated and shrewd attack on their part.
Turkey’s Kurds were very nearly left with, once again, absolutely no parliamentary representation.
Turkey has a way to go before becoming a member of the EU.
It is clear that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is once again entering another dark and depressing phase.
Hundreds of people gathering in the centre of the Turkish capital of Ankara to hold a peace rally were just targeted in a bomb attack.
The dying in Yemen is not likely to stop when the bombs finally cease falling and the blockade is finally lifted.
It’s worth noting that the entrance of the term, and indeed concept, of ‘humanitarian intervention’ into the general lexicon was a mere quarter-century ago. In the aftermath of the 1991 Persian Gulf War between an American-led coalition and Iraq under Saddam Hussein the latter ruthlessly crushed widespread uprisings against his rule carried out by Shia …