Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US.
The Russian president is presenting himself on the world stage as the father of conservative values, an ideal that doesn’t just appeal to his electorate but perhaps other world powers, too.
The US and its allies have toppled numerous national governments since the Second World War, all while proclaiming the importance of democracy and the rule of law.
Pakistani nationalism was modelled around the 'valour' of Muslim kings who ruled the sub-continent for several centuries and India does the same with its ruling party aggressively rephrasing history to promote Hindu nationalism.
The strength of Turkey's democracy and the Turkish people showed their dedication to democratically-elected institutions when they took to the streets following the July 15 coup attempt.
Various factors have caused a breakdown in bilateral relations between the two NATO allies in recent years, from US support of the YPG in northern Syria to the failure to hand over FETO leader Fetullah Gulen.
Turkey seeks to have an integrated and complex layered air and missile defence system, which will be developed and built up both by national and foreign firms.
While the bloody plot saw more than 15,000 people kicked out of the military, Turkey’s Armed Forces have managed to conduct numerous cross border operations and has gone from strength to strength.
If the US decides to rapture relations between the two allies, Turkey could follow its own path on regional politics.
Twenty-four years ago the Srebrenica Genocide took place, however, there are still those who downplay the atrocity and others who claim they have no idea how it happened.
Can the esteemed scholar be trusted to speak truth to power, and should the public intellectual be held accountable to a higher standard?
Israeli control over Palestine, and the required physical and moral brutality to do so, has coarsened Israeli Jewish society to such an extent that non-Jewish lives are often seen as less equal than Jewish blood.
After declaring they wouldn’t attend a White House reception, the World Cup-winning US women’s football team became the latest in a string of sports heroes declining to be seen alongside Trump.
The death of the 12-year-old girl in a river near the UK city of Manchester leaves worrying unanswered questions, so the British Somali community is campaigning for a full investigation.
Despite its role in ousting military dictator Omar Bashir, the army is now beholden to the whims of unstable militias it once relied on to keep the Darfur region in check.
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