The ISIS takes a page from Spanish Conquistadors!

While reading my Lapham’s Quarterly I came across the “Requerimiento” (Requirement).  This was a written declaration of sovereignty and war, read by Spanish military forces to assert their sovereignty over the Americas.    “It was used to justify the assertion that God, through historical Saint Peter and appointed Papal successors, held authority as ruler over the entire Earth; and that the Inter […]

Turkey. EU hopeful Erdogan challenged on his ties to Iran

Turkish PM Erdogan challenged to show true colors and intentions. Turkish-speaking woman in Iran sentenced to death by stoning for admitting to adultery after receiving 99 lashes – and Erdogan stays mum. Is that the kind of broker between the West and Middle East that EU needs?