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Turkish democracy might be dead — and things could soon get a lot worse

18/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 91 εμφανίσεις

By Nicholas Danforth August 16 at 4:02 PM The Washington Post A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag as he delivers a speech in Ankara, Turkey, on Monday.(Associated Press) Nicholas Danforth is a senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Project. The ongoing crackdown on dissidents, journalists and alleged coup plotters in…

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No Brexit from the South China Sea

17/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 64 εμφανίσεις

Author: Donald R. Rothwell, ANU 16 August 2017 The recent statements by senior UK ministers regarding the future deployment of British warships in the South China Sea provoked an inevitable response from China and speculation as to when these actions may actually take place. But care needs to be exercised in reading too much into what…

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US and China must set ground rules for freedom of navigation patrols

17/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 50 εμφανίσεις

Mark Valencia says after three such patrols under the Trump administration, the two sides appear to have settled into a predictable pattern of provocation and condemnation. Why not take the opportunity to agree on a modus vivendi?  PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   Mark J. Valencia    On August 10, the top-of-the-line USS destroyer…

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Russiagate: Another Watergate?

16/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 51 εμφανίσεις

 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Just as occurred during the Watergate crisis of 1973-74, America – the world’s indispensable power – is again facing a constitutional crisis, with a paralyzed president writhing beneath the Damoclean sword of Russiagate.  New evidence sheds fresh light on the origins and making of both “gates,” as does a closer exploration of the Nixon-Brezhnev and…

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Les bateaux des ONG ne patrouillent plus dans les eaux libyennes

14/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 76 εμφανίσεις

Conséquence de l’interdiction faite aux navires étrangers par le pouvoir libyen de pénétrer dans les eaux situées au large de son territoire. Dimanche soir, le bateau affrété par MSF était le seul navire humanitaire a être resté au large des côtes libyennes. © AFP/ ANGELOS TZORTZINIS La quasi-totalité des ONG a suspendu ses opérations au large de Tripoli…

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Is China Intervening in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

14/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 50 εμφανίσεις

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On July 18, 2017, PA President Mahmoud Abbas met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to the media, the meeting was productive. “Beijing will create a dialogue mechanism between Israel and the Palestinians, with China being the mediator, and later this year China will hold a peace conference and try to resolve the conflict”,…

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Look At What’s Happening In America In 2017

13/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 76 εμφανίσεις

The Charlottesville rally is just another example of the deep-rooted, bone-chilling hatred in this country. By Jenna Amatulli HAFFPOST  In the past few days, thousands of “alt-right” members and white supremacists have taken over Charlottesville, Virginia, for a “Unite The Right” rally. The rally has also attracted plenty of counter-protesters, namely Antifa ― a fringe left radical group…

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What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows.

11/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 214 εμφανίσεις

By Perry Stein August 10 The Washington Post. Sammi LeMaster, 22, and Legba Carrefour, 37, in Washington on June 30. Both identify as anarchists. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) By day, they are graphic designers, legal assistants, nonprofit workers and students. But outside their 9-to-5 jobs, they call themselves anarchists — bucking the system, shunning the government…

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India-US Counterterrorism Cooperation: The Way Forward

9/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 120 εμφανίσεις

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump welcome India PM Narendra Modi to the White House, image via Wikimedia Commons EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Narendra Modi’s visit to the Trump White House in June was his fifth visit to the US since becoming PM of India in 2014, but his first encounter with an American president who does not…

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North Korean Brinksmanship on Trump’s Nuclear “Red Line”

8/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 168 εμφανίσεις

NASA Blue Marble image of North Korean nuclear test site, via Wikimedia Commons EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Pyongyang uses the buzz that accompanies its ballistic missile and nuclear tests, as well as the obscurity that conceals the extent of its infrastructure for weapons grade fissile materials production and nuclear weaponization, as tools with which to challenge Washington….

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S-400 and Silk Road: Is Ankara Pivoting Towards Russia, China Instead of West

7/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 116 εμφανίσεις

Sputnik/ Sergey Malgavko 05.08.2017 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed to enhance cooperation in combating terrorism during their recent meeting in Beijing. Sputnik spoke with a Turkish analyst about how this agreement could be a new beginning for Turkey’s pivot toward the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. © SPUTNIK/ GRIGORIY SISOEV…

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Ο στρατηγός Φλύνν αντιμετωπίζει βαριές κατηγορίες – Ελέγχεται αν ήταν έμμισθος πράκτορας της Τουρκίας

7/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 193 εμφανίσεις

Flynn Probe Extends to Cover Turkish Dealings Asharq Al-Awsat                             Defense Intelligence Agency director US Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron Washington– US federal investigators are examining whether former national…

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“Frustrée”, Carla Del Ponte quitte la Commission d’enquête de l’ONU sur la Syrie

7/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 89 εμφανίσεις

Cette spécialiste du crime de guerre a affirmé dimanche 6 août ne plus pouvoir siéger dans une commission “qui ne fait absolument rien”. « Croyez-moi, des crimes horribles comme ceux commis en Syrie, je n’en ai pas vus au Rwanda ni dans l’ex-Yougoslavie. » © AFP/ FABRICE COFFRINI « Je suis frustrée, j’abandonne ! » L’ancienne procureur spécialiste du crime de guerre Carla Del…

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H υπηρεσία πληροφοριών του Ισραήλ αποκαλύπτει εμπλοκή της Τουρκίας στη χρηματοδότηση της τρομοκρατίας

5/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 216 εμφανίσεις

ISRAELI SPY AGENCY UNCOVERS GAZA-TURKEY-HEBRON TERROR MONEY TRAIL Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh recieves royal welcome in Turkey. (photo credit:Courtesy ) Austria hands Hamas operative life sentence Secret cables reveal US efforts to prevent 2007 Hamas takeover of West Bank BYANNA AHRONHEIM   ‘Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and abroad recruit emissaries from Judea and…

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Η Γερμανική Αντικατασκοπεία αποκάλυψε ότι ανώτερος αξιωματικός της Ομοσπονδιακής Αστυνομίας είναι πράκτορας της ΜΙΤ

5/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 250 εμφανίσεις

German police chief with Turkish roots turns out to be MİT’s spy A Chief Police Commissioner of Germany’s federal state Hessen has been exposed to be a spy of the Turkish secret service MİT. The Chief Police Commissioner contacted MİT through the Turkish consulates in Frankfurt/Main and Mainz. Activities of the Turkish intelligence service MİT…

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‘Drug-infested den’ and ‘true American patriots’: Donald Trump’s map of America

4/8/17 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 127 εμφανίσεις

Reporting and writing by Amber Phillips, Illustrations by Shelly Tan Aug. 4, 2017  The Washington Post. When President Trump looks at America, he sees two very different worlds: He’s visited inner cites he declared to be “worse than almost any of the places in the Middle East,” he slammed New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den.” And he’s…

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