Strait Talk

Israel’s Illegal Settlements | The New Silk Road

In defiance of international law, the United States will no longer consider Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank illegal. So, is US President Trump’s decision the final nail in the coffin for any lingering hopes of a two-state solution? Plus, as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- a modern incarnation of the ancient Silk Road -- a Chinese freight train has now started travelling uninterrupted from Xi’an all the way to Europe via Turkey. We look at how the BRI, and the new railway line in particular, will change Turkish businesses and the Turkey-China trade ties. Guests: Sami al Arian Director of the Centre for Islam and Global Affairs Asa Winstanley Associate Editor at Electronic Intifada Qihai Huang Professor at Keele University Sedat Aybar Director of China Research Centre

Iron Silk Road: Train connecting China to Europe passes Turkey

Iron Silk Road: Train connecting China to Europe passes Turkey

Pakistanis keen to learn Chinese | Money Talks

Pakistanis keen to learn Chinese | Money Talks

China promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool

China promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool

Pakistan takes on Chinese language as ties grow

Pakistan takes on Chinese language as ties grow

UAE’s Foreign Entanglements | Global Turkic Identity

UAE’s Foreign Entanglements | Global Turkic Identity

How Expansive is the Global Turkic Identity?

How Expansive is the Global Turkic Identity?

What’s Driving UAE’s Foreign Adventurism?

What’s Driving UAE’s Foreign Adventurism?

Tensions in the Middle East | The Libyan Conflict

Tensions in the Middle East | The Libyan Conflict

US and Iran - Back From the Brink of War?

US and Iran - Back From the Brink of War?

Turkey Starts Deploying Troops to Libya

Turkey Starts Deploying Troops to Libya

Syria’s Last Stronghold | Turkey and Georgia Ties

Syria’s Last Stronghold | Turkey and Georgia Ties

The Fight for Idlib

The Fight for Idlib

FETO in Georgia

FETO in Georgia

Turkey’s Economy | Turkish Investments in the Balkans

Turkey’s Economy | Turkish Investments in the Balkans

A More Interconnected Balkans?

A More Interconnected Balkans?

What Next for Turkish Economy?

What Next for Turkish Economy?

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