Middle East Monitor, Author at GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Author: Middle East Monitor

US professor Israel

Citing BDS US Professor Declines Reference Letter for Student to Study in Israel

Baltimore (MEMO) – Despite efforts to curb anti-BDS activities in the US – which has been denounced as suppression of free speech and a violation of the First Amendment – a professor at the American University of Maryland has declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wished to study in Israel. Associate Professor […]

Read More

Turkish Lira Loses Almost all Gains After Interest Rate Hike

Ankara (TM) – Five days after the Turkish Central Bank’s interest rate hike of 625 basis points, a record high during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s terms in office, the country’s national currency has lost almost all its gains by plunging back to over 6.35 against the US dollar on Tuesday. The lira, which was at 6.41 just before […]

Read More

Activists Demand Accountability for Yemen at the UN Human Rights Council [VIDEO]

Geneva (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert editor Randi Nord participated in two side panel events at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 39th session in Geneva Switzerland last week. The second panel demanded accountability for war crimes committed against civilians in Yemen — particularly due to the blockade. Coverage of the first panel, sponsored by Insan […]

Read More
turkish-russian cooperation putin erdogan

Putin and Erdogan Agree to Create Demilitarised Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Sochi (MEE) – Russia said on Monday there will be no new military operation against rebels in Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies after president Vladimir Putin met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders, who back opposing sides in Syria’s seven-year war, came together in an ad hoc meeting in the Russian […]

Read More
maduro china xi jinping

Venezuela’s Maduro Describes Visit to China as a ‘Success’

Caracas (TSN) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has described his ongoing official visit to China as a “success” and said he is willing to learn from the Asian country in order to help improve the economic recovery efforts taking place in his country. “It is a golden opportunity that we have today. I have great expectations. I am […]

Read More

Geopolitics Alert Editor Randi Nord at UNHRC: US Facilitates War Crimes in Yemen [VIDEO]

Geneva (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert founder and editor, Randi Nord, participated in two side panels about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen at the United Nations Human Rights Council 39th session during its first week. The first panel, sponsored by INSAN Organization, covered human rights violations and crimes against children in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. […]

Read More
spain saudis

Spain U-Turns on Ending Bomb Contract with Saudis After Jobs Threat

Madrid (MEE) – Spain is resuming the sale of bombs to the Saudis despite an announcement last week to the contrary, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell confirmed on Thursday. He said, however, that the bombs have “extraordinary precision” and claimed they would not cause collateral damage. Last Tuesday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said it was planning to cancel the sale […]

Read More
migrant children US

US Holding Nearly 13,000 Migrant Children in Detention Centers

Washington (TSN) – A recently published report shows the number of detained migrant children is almost five times greater than the nearly 3,000 previously reported by the Donald Trump administration. According to a New York Times report, 12,800 migrant children are currently being detained by the United States’ government. In the report, the NY Times claims the Department […]

Read More
tehran summit turkey erdogan spokesman

Erdogan Spokesman: We Weren’t Expecting Tehran Summit to be Televised

Ankara (TM) – Turkey’s presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Tuesday they were not expecting that discussions at the Tehran Summit on Sept. 7 would be broadcast live, the T24 news website reported. “Still, the world witnessed the efforts of our President [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan],” referring to Turkey’s foreign policy objective to prevent a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive […]

Read More
kurdish forces trump assad

‘Let’s kill him’: Trump Reportedly Wanted Assad Assassinated

Washington (MEE) – Book documenting daily discussions inside White House says Trump asked James Mattis to set up plans to kill Assad. In an explosive new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, US President Donald Trump allegedly told Defence Secretary James Mattis that he wanted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated after a chemical attack in Syria in April […]

Read More