Category Archives: Libya

The recreation of the Ottoman Empire in the making?

Turkey’s actions in neighboring Syria is a source for constant consternation, by now it is rather apparent that Ankara has few hesitations in supporting less than savory radical groups as long as it serves the geopolitical interests of Turkey. The … Continue reading

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What will the World look like post-Corona?

The ongoing Corona-pandemic causes not only unprecedented strain upon the healthcare systems and the economy around the world, it also has philosophical repercussions. There are reoccurring claims that the environment is improving, and while that might be true regarding things … Continue reading

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Synbart har “humaniteten” blivit totalitär

Den uppseglande nya migrationskrisen har knappast kunnat undgå någon vid detta lag, allra minst Jimmie Åkessons politiska utspel vid den grekisk-turkiska gränsen där denne delat ut flygblad med informationen att “Sweden is full!” undertecknade Sverigedemokraterna och det svenska folket. Indignationen … Continue reading

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Reckless Turkish behavior demands credible counteractions

The behavior of Turkey is becoming increasingly reckless and now poses a significant threat, not only to neighboring Syria but also to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, albeit from different aspects. Turkey’s gripe with domestic Kurdish opposition in … Continue reading

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The difference in tone of US and Russian diplomacy and Turkey’s duplicity

That US President Trump has a rather boisterous diplomatic approach, or rather lack of diplomacy his critics might say, is nothing new. His row on Twitter with “little rocket man” in Pyongyang, that later turned into a “great” meeting, being … Continue reading

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In 1956 Anthony Eden made a grave political miscalculation

At about the same hour during the night as the United States assassinated Major General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, five days earlier, the Iranian retaliatory strike with ballistic missiles came on two US bases in Iraq, … Continue reading

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Saladin och Rikard Lejonhjärta hyste en ömsesidig respekt

Den kurdiske sultaten Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf, i väst mera känd som Saladin, grundade Ayyubiddynastin som härskade över bl.a. Egypten, Syrien och Jemen under 1100- och 1200-talen. Saladin kom att bli de kristna korsfararstaternas främste motståndare och han erövrade också stora … Continue reading

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Libya – another failure for American foreign policy

Things are heating up in war torn Libya as the Libyan National Forces of Kalifa Haftar are advancing on Tripoli held by the Western backed Government of National Accord who’s forces so far have not been able to sufficiently stall … Continue reading

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The unsavory character of geopolitics and the grip of neocons over US foreign policy

The massive missile strike upon Syria the 14th this month after an alleged chemical attack in Gouta brought the United States, France and Britain on the verge of open military conflict with Russia. Rumors are that it was John “Mad … Continue reading

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The Great Game 2.0

It is often said that history repeats itself and that anyone that fails to learn from history is doomed to repeat it’s mistakes. When one look at the current state of world affairs this seems to stand true. The seemingly … Continue reading

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