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Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]


U.S., Turkey Suspend Visa Services Over Security Concerns

On Sunday 8th October 2017, U.S-Turkey relations took a turn for the worse as both governments announced the scaling back of visa issuing services in each other’s countries. This comes amid increased tensions between Washington and Ankara after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the U.S consulate in Turkey for […]


Kurdish Independence: Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Form A “Military Triangle”

A rare sight for the highly polarized Middle East region in which the interests of a number of historic rivals may be converging. A series of meetings between high-ranking officials appear to indicate that Turkey and Iran, along with Iraq, are moving forward with an alliance of convenience, despite supporting […]


Trump Offers “Calm Before The Storm” Warning Despite Calls To Certify Iran Nuclear Deal

Speaking to reporters during a meeting of top military leaders at the White House on Thursday, US President Donald Trump cryptically spoke of a “calm before the storm” as he gestured to the people gathered around him. When asked to elaborate, President Trump would only say: “You’ll find out.” President […]


Iraq Refuses To Discuss Results Of Kurdish Independence Referendum

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that his government will not hold discussions with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in relation to the referendum on Kurdistan independence from Northern Iraq because he views it as unconstitutional. He has also expressed a willingness to impose punitive measures on the […]


White House Follows Trump’s Example In Rejecting Talks With North Korea 1

This past Monday—a day after U.S President Donald Trump tweeted out how he believed that diplomatic communications with North Korea are a “waste of time”—White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the President’s weekend tweets, in a move serving to undermine Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s approach to the escalating […]


Iran Tests New Missile Despite Tensions With Trump

On Saturday, 23rd September, Iran’s state television claimed that it has successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, in defiance of recent US demands to halt its missile programme. The announcement of the test came hours after the ‘Khoramshahr’ missile was displayed at a military parade in Tehran; it allegedly […]


Regional Discontent Surrounds Independent Kurdistan Referendum

As ISIS is hammered on all fronts in Iraq and Syria and ceases to exist as a viable territorial and economic entity, joint counterterrorism operations could potentially be undermined and affect regional security with the reopening of the Iraqi Kurdistan question through an independence referendum to be held on September […]