“All roads lead to Putin”

The Americans call the five day halt to Turkey’s military incursion into Northern Syria a ceasefire, while the Turks prefer to call it a pause. The Kurds call the incursion something else. For them and for American soldiers who fought with

In memory of Jamal Khashoggi

It is one year since the journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He did not come out alive. The day after he disappeared, the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman said that he had left the consulate twenty

Jousting in the Persian Gulf

Were you to ask me “will war break out with Iran,” I would say after President Donald Trump’s recent tweet the odds are definitely leaning to no. Why is that? Well let’s look at the tweet: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the