The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead yesterday, the Globe and Mail reports, “by an off-duty police officer who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire … [and] … The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, calling it a “terrorist act.” Relations between Moscow and Ankara…… Continue reading Deadly pinpricks
There is an interesting article in iPolitcs by journalist/historian Michael Petrou headlined: “How Trudeau’s foreign policy could blow up in his face.” “Trudeau hasn’t been blown far off course — yet, ” M. Petrou writes, because, inter alia: “He’s enjoyed a sun-setting political romance with Obama. Visa requirements for Mexicans will be lifted by the…… Continue reading The winds of change?
There are, it seems to me, four different, contending visions for the future of the Middle East, each based on a largely imaginary remembrance of times past and ambitions for the near to mid-term future. Each, I suspect, is based on the notion that a historical empire or caliphate should be restored, for the good,…… Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: The Middle East