From democrat to dictator to diplomat: Western media’s shifting narratives on Erdogan
Over 20 years of Erdogan's rule, the western media narrative has shifted from calling him a 'reformer' to labelling him a 'dictator.' Now, with the Turkish president's unexpected electoral comeback, western media's tone has softened yet again.
Sudan: The new geopolitical battlefield between east and west?
The potential outbreak of a civil war sparked by a factional fight within Sudan's military government poses a destabilization threat beyond the nation's borders – into Africa, West Asia, and the emerging multipolar order. This suits the west just fine.
The Pashtun will outlast all empires, but can they hold Afghanistan’s center?
'An empire within an empire,' the Pashtun are essential to understanding the complexities of Afghanistan as a nation-state today. What is the 'Pashtun universe,' and why will they always outlast those who try to govern them?