WHY THE QATAR - SAUDI CRISIS
To understand what goes on in the Persian Gulf we must take the latest, significant, events and connect them. It is not an easy task because there are intersecting interests, overlapping circumstances and much external interference...
IRAQ'S SECURITY SERVICES UNDER SADDAM HUSSEIN
On December 30, 2016 it was the tenth anniversary of the death of Saddam Hussein. The former Iraqi ruler was caught by the US in Tikrit on December 13, 2003, put on trial by a special tribunal, convicted for crimes against humanity and killed by hanging. Saddam had ruled over Iraq from 1979 until 2003...
THE SILENT GENOCIDE OF THE ROHINGYA
genocides occur while the media’s attention is focusing somewhere
else. It has happened in the past and it is happening now with the
Rohingya. They live in a remote area of the planet, the Rakhine State
at the border between Burma and Bangladesh. This predominantly muslim
population of around two million people has been persecuted for
years. Officially, they are not even citizens of Burma, but stateless
aliens with no rights. Despite having lived in the country for
centuries, they are still considered illegal immigrants from