Iran and Libya: war and peace

Who is to blame for the 176 dead in Iran? Who will determine the peace in Libya? Video-comment by Giuseppe Scognamiglio

ART – An artist of these times

Born and grown up in London, daughter of immigrants from Ghana, Heather Agyepong reveals the uncertainty of her country

BOOKS – Brexit and the British

At the bottom of all Brexit issues there is one that concerns the British identity which now needs answering

No peace for Kashmir

[caption id="attachment_84457" align="alignnone" width=""]A woman holds a placard while protesting in solidarity with the people of Kashmir on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich[/caption]India questions the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, suppresses the dissent by violating civil rights and forces the isolation of the region

Italy back in Europe

[caption id="attachment_84270" align="alignnone" width=""]Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte talks to Paolo Gentiloni and Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri as they wait during a confidence vote at the Parliament in Rome, Italy, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli[/caption]Together, Roberto Gualtieri and Paolo Gentiloni can help Italy understand that deficit spending is not a budget. Reforms and open dialogue with the EU are solutions

Eritrea reports a conspiracy from CIA

[caption id="attachment_84248" align="alignnone" width=""]REUTERS/Baz Ratner [/caption]The country of the Horn of Africa accuses US intelligence agencies of instigating turmoil and trying to weaken the government of Asmara

Erdogan’s last war

[caption id="attachment_84211" align="alignnone" width=""]Kurdish protesters attend a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Cologne, Germany, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen[/caption]The sudden yet not unexpected Turkish military intervention in Syria has finally triggered dismay among world public opinion. What has changed compared to the past?

The ‘Chinese Turks’

[caption id="attachment_84189" align="alignnone" width=""]Uighur refugee women walk where they are housed in a gated complex in the central city of Kayseri, Turkey, February 11, 2015. Thousands of members of China's Turkic language-speaking Muslim ethnic minority have reached Turkey, mostly since last year, infuriating Beijing, which accuses Ankara of helping its citizens flee unlawfully. Turkish officials deny playing any direct role in assisting the flight. REUTERS/Umit Bektas[/caption]Despite always fighting for the rights of the Uyghurs, Ankara at present is being very careful not to upset trade relations with China

Rise and fall of the AKP

[caption id="attachment_84180" align="alignnone" width=""]Supporters of the AKP during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer[/caption]The Erdogan era featured an economic boom and landslide electoral victories. The economic and financial crisis opens up new scenarios for Turkey’s political future

Dangerous alliances and brotheroods

[caption id="attachment_84171" align="alignnone" width=""]Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi during a meeting to promote the peace process in Syria. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS[/caption]Erdogan’s Turkey, having made peace with its Eastern and Islamic identities, Is now pandering to historicenemies none too popular with its Western allies