Egypt’s military junta playing with fire

by Finian Cunningham Egypt’s military strongman General Al Sisi is playing with fire that may engulf the North African country with even more internecine bloodshed. This week on state TV, Al Sisi called for massive street protests to face down “terrorists” who, he said, were destabilizing Egypt’s national security. He also claimed that such popular…

Will Hamas Re-Enter Iran’s Orbit?

by Adnan Abu Amer In less than two years, Hamas has repositioned itself within the regional alliances network. After being considered part of the Iran-led “defiance axis” that includes Syria and Hezbollah, Hamas found itself gradually moving toward another axis (which has not chosen a specific name for itself) represented by Mohammed Morsi’s Egypt, Qatar…

Stop the Judicial Lynching of Bangladesh Jammat-e-Islami Leaders

Citizens International strongly condemns the conviction and death sentence passed by the much-criticised Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on the Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid. The death sentence imposed on Mujahid is the continued judicial lynching of the top leadership of the Jamaat. Earlier, Jamaat deputy chief Delwar Hossain Sayedee and…

Academic says Turkey should adjust its foreign policy as per changes in the region

by Erkan Ertosun The author of “Our Palestine Policy” (Bizim Filistin Politikamız), Erkan Ertosun, said that Turkey’s policy of values and principles has costs for the country and that it should revise its foreign policies regarding the coup in Egypt. Erkan Ertosun, a lecturer at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Ankara’s Turgut…