- Election of Joe Biden and Internal Contestations, the New Hardships of Erdoğan Chris den Hond · February 2021 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is having a rough go of it. Joe Biden’s election means a toughening of US-Turkish relations. And on the home front, Erdoğan finds himself increasingly isolated, since his only political allies are the dangerous Grey Wolves, the radical right-wing MHP (...)
Rojava, the Suspended Future
Chris den Hond, Mireille Court
· February 2020
Since the United States withdrew from northern Syria in October 2019, and the Turkish military operation began, what remains now of Rojava, created in 2014 during the battle of Kobane, won by Kurdish forces at the cost of enormous sacrifices?
Duration: 25 minutes.
- The Turkish Invasion of Syria: New Hope for Jihadists Chris den Hond · October 2019 As soon as President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of US troops operating in northern Syria, Turkey launched an offensive against a region dominated by Arab-Kurdish militias. In order to shed light on the geopolitical aspects of this invasion, Orient XXI met Salih Muslim, spokesman of (...)
The Dangerous Notion of Jewish Ownership of Jerusalem
Chris den Hond
· July 2019
June 30, the mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo inaugurate the Jerusalem Square in Paris. Moshe Leon, mayor of Jerusalem, is a staunch supporter of the annexation of East Jerusalem and of Israeli colonisation policies.
Interview with Suleiman Mourad, (...)
- [Reporting Rojava in Syria, Between Compromise and Utopia Chris den Hond, Mireille Court · December 2018 The Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria, also known as Rojava, is going through a dangerous period for its future. Attacked by Turkey, which has invaded the canton of Afrin and is threatening to extend its aggression, at the very moment when it is helping to eliminate the (...)
- Boats for Gaza: Forbidden to Dock in Paris Chris den Hond · June 2018 Two boats for Gaza were forbidden to dock in Paris by the prefecture on Sunday 17 June. “They are part of the International Freedom Flotilla, which about every two years tries to break the illegal blockade of Gaza,” says Claude Leostic, coordinator in France for the Gaza Flotilla. “We are in (...)
- Secularism: Three Questions for Joan W. Scott Chris den Hond, Talia Olivera Martínez · April 2018 According to Joan W. Scott, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and author of The Politics of the veil (Princeton University Press, September 2007), the “nouvelle laïcité” implemented in France since 2003 “completely transforms the notion of (...)
Rojava, Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos
Chris den Hond, Mireille Court
· November 2017
ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos - YouTube
While battling the Islamic state, Kurds and other ethnic groups in Northern Syria are trying to install a political project. They call it the “Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.”
This project is at opposite to the (...)