Erdogan’s Turkish Delights

There is only one president being capable to be at the same time offensive, out of line and arrogant, as well as needed and constantly courted. No, it is not Putin, as he has followers and admirers, but the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Nationwide protests against his policies in May 2013, led to police crackdown … Continue reading Erdogan’s Turkish Delights

Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

The recent escalation in Syria, with the US attacking for the first time directly the Syrian territory, has taken many by surprise and confusion. To some commentators, is the sign of the unpredictability of Donald Trump, for others the continuous with a policy always directed to the change of regimes, for others more is the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

Buhari’s Nigeria vs Boko Haram: the Bloodshed Continue Amid World Powers Indifference

While the world is outraged by the Paris attacks, no one seems to remember that the IS threat is wider than our TV broadcasters says and Nigeria is the best example. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March 2015 and vowed to continue its terror campaign against the Nigerian government. The group is responsible … Continue reading Buhari’s Nigeria vs Boko Haram: the Bloodshed Continue Amid World Powers Indifference

IS Strength is Proportional to our Weakness

The recent Paris attacks have opened a series of questions on security and the real strength of IS. However, one clear fact is in front of our eyes: IS strength is proportional to our weakness. World powers division over Syria has just highlighted how easy is for groups like IS to increase their force and … Continue reading IS Strength is Proportional to our Weakness

Buhari’s Legacy: The difficult task of bringing a nation together

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2015, after the historic victory over the People’s Democratic Party of rival and ex President Jonathan Goodluck. The victory of Muhammadu Buhari has been hailed as a major turning point in Nigerian and African politics. For the first time … Continue reading Buhari’s Legacy: The difficult task of bringing a nation together

US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead

The meeting between US President Barak Obama and the Cuban leader Raul Castro, held in Panama during the Summit of the Americas, was the first formal talks between the two countries in more than fifty years. The talks follow up the historic thaw announced in December 2014 when both leaders agreed it was time to … Continue reading US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead