Articles by: Askiah Adam

Russia-Turkey: A Perfect Storm On The Horizon

Russia-Turkey: A Perfect Storm On The Horizon

Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA’s. With that all uncertainty is gone. Russia will keep its promise of maintaining the integrity of the Syrian state, even when an “ally” is[Read More…]

March 2, 2020 World
Trump Attempting To Consolidate The Balfour Declaration

Trump Attempting To Consolidate The Balfour Declaration

There are two schools of thought as to whither the fate of the newly revealed proposed settlement to the protracted Palestine problem. One espoused by Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Inspector, that it is an offer that Palestinians cannot refuse and the other that it must be rejected, not least because of its total disregard of[Read More…]

February 3, 2020 Palestine
Ahmed, a Rohingya refugee man cries as he holds his 40-day-old son, who died as a boat capsized in the shore of Shah Porir Dwip while crossing ...

Can UN Resolve The Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis?

The Rohingya refugees have, for decades now, been fleeing their homeland, the Rakhine province in Myanmar. Mostly through Yangon’s inaction, elements of the military and members of the majority Buddhist population were left to run rampage amongst this helpless Muslim minority. Made stateless by Yangon in 1982, left totally vulnerable to the frightful violence of rape, mass killings — some[Read More…]

December 3, 2019 Human Rights
Saudi King Salman presents President Donald Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Securing US Interests Through US Military Build Up In Saudi Arabia

That national interests determine foreign relations is the received norm and has been operating, especially under Western hegemony, forever. Hence, the inability of Western foreign relations experts to perceive of a win-win configuration of the Chinese kind in Africa and Asia. And, nothing has changed. American imperialism today, is no less about its own interests. This premise denies the possibility[Read More…]

October 22, 2019 World
Has India Abandoned Palestine?

Has India Abandoned Palestine?

India has recently voted in support of Israel at the United Nations (UN) for the first time in its post-independence history. At the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on June 6 she voted with Israel to deny a Palestinian non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Shahed, an observer status. To many this may appear innocuous. Israel has persuaded India that Shahed[Read More…]

June 22, 2019 Palestine
Anti-Semiticism And “The Israel Project”

Anti-Semiticism And “The Israel Project”

Israel is off-limits. The criminalisation of anti-Semitism means nothing short of this. In fact, France’s President Macron says anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism and both are now legally defined as “hate crimes”. Will this be a global precursor? Will the world uphold such a sweeping, broad legal definition that has the potential to embrace the inhumanity and egregious acts[Read More…]

March 19, 2019 Palestine
Venezuela: Beyond Regime Change And Oil

Venezuela: Beyond Regime Change And Oil

First it was Operation Desert Storm inflicted under orders of Bush the father. This was followed by 10 years of sanctions when half a million Iraqi children died from lack of medicines and food. Iraq’s economy was ruined and the infrastructure laid to waste. The resulting humanitarian crisis was blamed on President Saddam Hussein, once an American ally later to[Read More…]

February 26, 2019 World
Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Another US regime change undertaking is about to begin. Meanwhile, the Syrian misadventure will, hopefully, end soon and Bashar Al Assad’s enduring presence in Damascus is Washington’s failure writ large. But that is not stopping the neoconservatives. Washington is beating the war drums again, this time in Latin America. Venezuela, and its Bolivarian socialist revolution has long irked the United[Read More…]

January 18, 2019 Imperialism
Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi

Will Saudi Arabia Survive Unchanged After Jamal Khashoggi

While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in Istanbul. But the Turkish President Erdogan insisted that it is a pre-meditated murder, which the Saudi Attorney General owned up to[Read More…]

November 3, 2018 World
Syria’s No-Fly Zone

Syria’s No-Fly Zone

The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the promised S-300 air defence system has been delivered to Syria with the Karushka 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment, to boost the safety of Russia’s military personnel and facilities. The system will be in place by 20th October. Syrian Army personnel will, meanwhile, be brought up to speed in[Read More…]

October 6, 2018 World
Can Russia’s IL-20 Be The Beginning Of The End For Israeli Hubris?

Can Russia’s IL-20 Be The Beginning Of The End For Israeli Hubris?

None of us would be cheering on a war that could easily be the absolutely final one if President Putin had not defused the situation while clearly signalling that he holds Israel accountable for downing the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft even though it was shot down by a Syrian missile. If he did not why would he have signed off[Read More…]

September 23, 2018 World
Trade Wars: Is There An Off-Ramp?

Trade Wars: Is There An Off-Ramp?

That an economic world war has already started is beyond dispute. Whether it is Washington or Trump who has lost it is immaterial but between the sanctions imposed on several countries and prohibitive tariffs inflicted on friends and foes alike most are warning against a catastrophe, not just for those directly involved, but the world generally. Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from[Read More…]

August 25, 2018 World
North Korea: What Price Peace?

North Korea: What Price Peace?

First it was the Panmunjom Declaration and now, after some two months, on 12 June the Singapore Declaration was signed, the former between the leaders of the two Koreas, Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) or South Korea. The latter, meanwhile, was[Read More…]

June 19, 2018 World
70 Years Ago Palestine Was Stolen

70 Years Ago Palestine Was Stolen

NAKBA OR CATASTROPHE DAY is being remembered today in Palestine. The March of Return, which has been going on for over a month, culminates in its commemoration. The Nakba began when Palestinians were robbed of their homeland; when the genocide began; and, will not stop until the land is ethnically cleansed by the thieving multi-national Zionists ensconced in Tel Aviv.[Read More…]

May 16, 2018 Palestine
Panmunjom Declaration: A Glimmer Of Hope

Panmunjom Declaration: A Glimmer Of Hope

Taken pleasantly by surprise, not least because of the speed at which the joint Panmunjom Declaration has materialised, the world cannot but rejoice. In the few months from the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea when the buds of peace sprouted, amidst sporting competition between nations, both leaders of North and South Korea have planted a tree of peace, shook[Read More…]

April 29, 2018 World
Boycott, Divest And Sanction Israel

Boycott, Divest And Sanction Israel

PALESTINE, that enclave of humanity occupied, brutalised and totally without any form of military defence against any and all aggressors is conveniently perceived as a threat by the Jewish state, Israel, the undeclared, sole nuclear power in West Asia and North Africa (WANA). This latter entity, the occupying power, is a usurper legitimised by imperial Britain and today unconditionally supported[Read More…]

April 5, 2018 Palestine