23Oct 2018

Some may have heard about what transpired in the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi never came out of the diplomatic building which he entered a couple of hours before. After a couple of days of uncertainty, Turkish authorities and media launched a massive bombshell regarding… Continue reading

24Sep 2018

Something really fishy happened this summer regarding one of Europe’s biggest companies – Lafarge SA – yet the media has kept the story on the down low, with only a few major publications reporting on this. The French company was placed under formal investigation over allegations that it financed terrorist groups, including the Islamic State,… Continue reading

04Sep 2018

The Inoyatov family owns a 5.3 billion rubles poultry production facility in Russia’s Tula region. They are also involved in several major projects in the region, including a 1.3 billion rubles compound feed plant. Tula’s “honorable investors” Volovo is the administrative center of Volovsky Municipal District, Tula Region, some 270 kilometers south of Moscow. It… Continue reading

20Aug 2018

After the recent departure of the late President Jacob Zuma everybody seemed to be thinking that South Africa was moving towards a normalization of the state affairs. However, soon after Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the fifth President of South Africa, the ANC started giving out mixed signals to the public, especially when talking about… Continue reading

27Jul 2018

Following the ousting of the former president, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has embarked on a path of openness that seemed to be unimaginable a couple of years ago. The new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has pledged to re-engage with the international community and subsequently normalize relations between them and Zimbabwe, a move seen by all observers as… Continue reading

09Jul 2018

The growing tensions between various European countries regarding the immigration policies have seemingly came to a halt after the last European summit, where the EU leaders have agreed to a hard-fought migration deal that includes a provision to explore the possibility of setting up “regional disembarkation platforms” in the Maghreb countries, outside the boarders of… Continue reading

19Jun 2018

With less than a few weeks before the Turkish Presidential election, Turkey’s islamists and secularists have shocked the establishment by announcing that they would join forces in order to unseat Erdogan, a move seen as a desperate attempt to oust the Turkish President that has tried to secure a tight grip on the country, ever… Continue reading

25May 2018

We’re almost half-way through 2018 and the international political landscape is as volatile as it will ever get. This year has been marked by events that seem to advance the idea that the entire political spectrum has returned to its Cold War origins – a collapsing Middle East that seems to have no bright future… Continue reading