Dr. Fatima Er-Rafia

Category: Politics

18 May 2018

My take on Putin’s Bridge in Crimea

Credit: dailymail.co.uk Trump is doing everything in his power for his ‘Make America Great Again’ at the expense of international law, as he did with his latest rejection of the JCPOA. Putin is doing the same in his own way. Putin built the bridge connecting Crimea to Russia, a bridge that is a vital umbilical […]

Geoeconomics • Geopolitics • Geostrategy • Politics • Russia • Ukraine Leave a comment

Category: Politics

03 May 2018

My take on Turkish Politics

Credit: thedefensepost.com Interview conducted by Mr. Seymur Mammadov and published in Russian here: http://eurasia.expert/dlya-ssha-turtsiya-eto-klyuch-k-tsentralnoy-azii-i-blizhnemu-vostoku-ekspert/?sphrase_id=8649   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that early presidential and parliamentary elections would be held in the country on June 24. Why did Erdogan decide to hold early elections? What’s happening? After the failed coup attempt of July 2016, Erdoğan […]

Geoeconomics • Geopolitics • Geostrategy • Politics • The U.S. • Turkey Leave a comment

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06 Dec 2017

China at odds with Russia over Ukraine?

Credit : Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters China at odds with Russia in Ukraine? Not at all. On the contrary! China is not competing with Russia over Ukraine. They are working in synergy in Ukraine. Why synergy? Because the Dragon and the Bear’s cultural values are anchored on the ‘enlightened despotism’ (some sort of authoritarianism) of both the Tsars […]

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