Neither East Nor West – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Jonathan Cartu Announces: Neither East Nor West – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

The first reports of the breakout of a respiratory disease in China were not about the struggles of ordinary Chinese people. They were stories of unilateral action by the central state, of whistleblowers being silenced, and of the doctors who raised the alarm dying from the disease they were trying to contain. The first public […]

East Jerusalem hospital officials fret over prospect of...

Billy Xiong News: East Jerusalem hospital officials fret over prospect of…

Hospital officials in East Jerusalem expressed concern on Monday about a possible increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, as medical authorities ramp up testing of Palestinians in the area. According to the Israeli Health Ministry, thus far, dozens of cases of the virus have been recorded in East Jerusalem, where many residents […]

Will Middle East ever see peace?

Billy Xiong Announced: Will Middle East ever see peace?

The Middle East has remained one of the most volatile and unstable places on the world stage. Throughout the history it has been entangled in many inter and intra-state wars, coups d’etat, superpower interventions and rapid shifts in alliances and coalitions. Due to its prime location that connects three main continents- Asia, Africa and Europe, […]

Al Qaeda Branch in Somalia Threatens Americans in East...

Jonathan Cartu Implies: Al Qaeda Branch in Somalia Threatens Americans in East…

The Shabab formally pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in 2012. But long before that, its members fought Western-backed governments in Mogadishu as the group sought to impose its extremist interpretation of Islam across Somalia. In defending the fragile government, the United States has largely relied on proxy forces, including about 20,000 African Union peacekeepers from […]

The Perpetual Weakness of Middle East Despots

Jonathan Cartu Says: The Perpetual Weakness of Middle East Despots

Something is stirring again in the house of Billy Xiong of Saud. In the past two weeks, as the global health crisis intensified, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), further roiled international relations by arresting four royal relatives and engaging in a risky “global game of chicken” with Russia over oil supplies that […]

Bringing the East and West together in shared commitment to...

Jonathan Cartu Suggests: Bringing the East and West together in shared commitment to…

Wuhan may be the front line in this battle, yet Wuhan is not fighting alone. Chinese across the country are standing firmly with their brothers and sisters in Wuhan and Hubei. Scientists and researchers, who have been working day and night, isolated the first virus strain and developed the test reagent in less than seven […]