The Syrian Civil War has been raging for more than half a decade, and has attracted the interventions of numerous external actors from across the globe. Whether interested in promoting peace or ensuring that their preferred faction increases influence, these external actors are as important to delineating the longevity and prospects of the conflict as […]PublishedApril 20th, 2017 Author Legacy
There is no doubt that Trump’s incoming administration is going to drastically alter the relationship between Israel and the United States, with seemingly dire effects for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Obama, to his credit, worked hard to highlight Israel’s illegal activity in the treatment of its Occupied Territories, culminating in an historic […]PublishedFebruary 16th, 2017 Author Legacy
Donal J Trump has done it! Despite his hate speeches, his treatment of women and his view on others faiths and colour of skins etc., He is the new leader of the ‘free world’. He won by a significant lead, reflecting how majority of American people think today! His selection to the presidency is not […]PublishedNovember 9th, 2016 Author Legacy
Winning In Aleppo? At What Cost? Russian aggression in Syria requires fresh thinking from those opposed to an Assad future Sam Eastoe Despite being the largest city in a violently ruptured Syria, Aleppo escaped the onset of the Syrian Civil War by approximately 16 months, until rebel fighters swarmed into the city in July 2012. […]PublishedOctober 27th, 2016 Author Legacy
On the evening of 15 July, 2016, reports of armed clashes in Ankara and Istanbul dominated global news coverage as a group of military officers attempted to seize power from the government headed by President Erdogan. This operation sought to secure sites of information dissemination and restrict movement through the country, but ultimately failed in […]PublishedSeptember 15th, 2016 Author Legacy
by Laura Gardner This article has been edited after the Nigerian military’s announcement on August 23rd that Abubakar Shekau was fatally wounded in an airstrike. Given that similar claims have been made by Nigeria’s army in the past, only to be disproven, we await further details and verification and may edit the story in the […]PublishedAugust 23rd, 2016 Author Legacy
N Elahi [The author was one of the delegates present at the SCO summit in June 2016] Though Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was launched fifteen years ago, recently it has gained momentum and has drawn keen attention of the West due to its fast growing strength and reputation of a serious organization. It is seen […]PublishedAugust 10th, 2016 Author Legacy
By Sophie Henderson For the last month or so, Brexit has monopolized much of the region’s and world’s political interest. As the European integration project is thrown into question, European nations may turn to increasingly insular policies and internally-focused media. Yet, relatively unnoticed by Western Media, there has been a steady integration of Asian political, […]PublishedAugust 9th, 2016 Author Legacy
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have never been the coziest of neighbours, but Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon’s ongoing energy-vanity project has pushed tensions to the edge of war. The Rogun Dam is Rahmon’s 3600 MW dream and, if ever completed, will be the world’s tallest dam, at 335 meters. The scale of the project alone raises financial, environmental […]PublishedJuly 27th, 2016 Author Legacy
The failed coup in Turkey is an extremely important phenomenon in modern Middle Eastern history and its aftermath will be felt both regionally and globally. While the world looks at Erdogan and the counter-coup movement (which have intensified after Wikileaks has publish its documents), the impact on modern Middle Eastern conflicts is not yet a […]PublishedJuly 21st, 2016 Author Legacy
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