Perspectives

Just ahead of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch, Russia started withdrawing its military assets from Afrin, allowing Turkish jets to conduct airstrikes over the airspace

Summer 2015 saw the fixation of international media outlets upon "Europe's Migrant Crisis". It was the largest wave of mass-migration that Europe has faced since the end of the Second World War. Al-Jazeera instigated a debate about the media coverage of people crossing the Mediterranean to seek a life in Europe; many prominent media outlets followed suit. This led to a general consensus that the media has a humanitarian responsibility to define the correct terminology used in the rhetoric.

Cash transfers could be a solution to helping achieve sustainable success for Syrian refugees.

Turkey's defensive military offensive, Operation Olive Branch, started officially with heavy shelling of PKK/YPG positions in Afrin by 72 Turkish jets symbolising the 72 soldiers killed in action during the country's last operation inside Syrian territory, Operation Euphrates Shield.

Imran Khan promises to be different from his predecessors if chosen to lead, but his ability to govern and his party's achievements in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region are contested. Yet he's confident about winning the upcoming national elections.

Germany, as the most important economic power within the European Union, has been taking more responsibility in certain situations, especially when it comes to crisis management and foreign policies that involve shared interests of all 28 member states. Germany's response to the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal can be seen as a reflection of the nation's commitment to international governance/cooperation and economic interest in the region.

The far-right movement is increasing in the European political sphere, and the EU, which was once critical of it, seems to recognize it as it as the new norm

With Trump's America increasingly erratic towards its southern neighbour, is it time for Mexico to explore new alliances?

Gulf countries are increasingly divided about the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In a complex regional environment are the splits beyond repair?

The Atilla case, which is one of the most followed cases currently in the U.S. has its roots to the attempted judiciary coups against the elected government by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) in December 2013