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Judiciary Strikes Pakistani PM Out

Panama leaks lead another empire to fall, and this time happens in Pakistan as Nawaz Sharif, head of a mainstream political party, Pakistan Muslim League (N) and country’s third time prime minister, stands disqualified from holding public offices by the country’s apex court, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, in a unanimous verdict in Panama case. On Friday, July 28th,...

What’s ‘Black & White’ in Iranian Election?

Iranian Presidential elections are significant not only at domestic level but international community is also keen about the results. The main contest is expected between “hardliner”, black turbaned cleric Ebrahim Raeisi, backed by conservative groups and moderate white turbaned, Hasan Rouhani who enjoys the support of “reformists”. In an ‘economy oriented election’ President Rouhani seeks votes based on claims...

Turkish Referendum

The Turkish people were given an arduous task –to either vote "Yes" or "No" for a number of constitutional changes that would empower the President. On 16 April they headed out to the polls and chose in what was one of the most important decisions that would radically change Turkey and possibly their own future. The Referendum was also...

The Turkish-German Fiasco

Recent developments in German-Turkey relations depicts deepen cracks within their liaison yet it can never be denied the visible importance both states have for each other. A need-based course of inter-state relationships gives a bleak picture but in this arena anything can take place can change the bilateral and regional dynamics. Rising Islamophobia in Germany and the alarming suspicion...

India’s Freaking Out Over China’s “BRICS-Plus” Proposal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Wednesday that China would “explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries” because “we hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation.” This instantly prompted a jingoistic paroxysm in the Indian media and...

Trump to Dump, Climate Deal or U.S.?

Friction between U.S. and China – the two major carbon emitters again emerging, as U.S. president Donald Trump’s signals preparing an executive order to pull out his country from Paris climate deal, which ultimately affect the vulnerable nations and climate pact get weaker while China seems to be more ambitious to fill the gap and emerge as a next...

Nagaland Unrest: Fate of “Indian Balkans”

The Indian state of Nagaland is poised to once more create a major headache for India if the unrest there doesn’t fully stabilize sometime soon, although this story is almost completely overlooked by the Mainstream Media’s blackout on the topic. The large-scale riots from earlier this month have already led to the police killing three participants after they torched...

Dwindling West and Alt-Right Hike   

As West is plagued with economic stagnation, indebtedness, lack of required jobs and demographic crisis made symptoms of civilization’s downfall vivid, after the domination of more than 500 years. Alternative Right Movement, emerged as trademark  for ultra nationalist, white racists grabbed much attention during the American Presidential Election 2016, which is called direct result of demographic crisis and debt crisis that...

What in the World just Happened to Russia’s Syria Strategy? Part-II

(Please read Part I prior to this article) http://regionalrapport.com/2017/01/28/world-just-happened-russias-syria-strategy-part/ Decoding The Kremlin’s Signals The sudden shift in Russia’s Syrian policy, having gone from avoiding any interference in its domestic affairs to openly writing a “draft constitution” and making suggestions to the ultimate law of the land (no matter what its intentions may have been with this), can be explained by one of...

What in the World just Happened to Russia’s Syria Strategy? Part-I

As the cliched saying goes, “there are no permanent allies, just permanent interests in politics”, and this wise adage appears to have just been proven through Russia’s latest diplomatic efforts in Syria. While presumably well-intentioned and designed to accelerate the conflict resolution process in the country, Russia’s public revelation that it drafted a new Syrian Constitution has unwittingly sparked...

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