Category Archives: Assad

Unsteady winds across an unsteady pivot: Turkey at the center of Eurasian chaos.

Turkey looks now like the unsteady fulcrum of an unsteady Eurasia. Erdogan’s surprising AKP “restoration” to single party rule, has imposed an iron cage around the opposition, attempting vainly to give the impression of strength and stability. But the country … Continue reading

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Resurgent Neo-Cons (III): Why Are Those F-15’s Going to Incirlik?

Speculations So Far: Anti-Russia/Syria, Anti-ISIS, Anti-Turkey, or Anti-US (casus belli sacrificial lambs) It begins: “The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real … Continue reading

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Quick update on the ISIS wars and related events

Since I have had to turn my attention to other matters, let me just give a quick update on regional events, which I believe may prove a crucial pivot in global geo-politics. To quickly summarize: Turkey now pursues its closed investigation … Continue reading

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Dear readers… a new page of photos from the Suqs of Aleppo – fifteen years ago

Excuse the delay on promised posts. I’ve been detained for a few days. In the meantime, check out my new page with photos taken almost fifteen years ago in Aleppo’s beautiful markets, now badly damaged. A Caravansaray of Hans and … Continue reading

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