Tag: middle east

China’s Interest in Afghanistan

by Kathleen Taylor China’s interest in Afghanistan can be defined by its desire to supplant the United States as the preeminent power in Asia and ultimately prove itself to be an undisputed global power.  Photo: CCTV News China’s delayed interest in Afghanistan is a recent phenomenon that began […]

Why The Pope Stirred The Turkish Pot

by Hannah Gais While much of the world, including the United States, has consistently failed to recognize Turkey’s World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, Pope Francis’s April 12 comments made crystal clear his and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on the matter.

Use the Economy for Cooperation, not for Boycotts

by Arik Segal This blog post was originally published on i24news In the absence of political negotiations, civil society should take the lead and start by building business communities. U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent statement, in which he expressed pessimism about reaching peace in the Middle East during […]

The world is Bardo

by Manel Mselmi and Rebecca Weicht, YPFP Brussels On Sunday 28 March 2015, 20,000 people joined a march against the terrorist attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. European, African and Arab leaders gathered to support Tunisia in its struggle against extremism. It was a symbolic march […]