Turkey’s War With the Kurds is Inevitable

Turkey Kurds Inevitable
Daniel Szewc | @szewc_daniel

Sparking international tensions is nothing new in the Middle-East. However, no matter how disliked Syria is globally, Turkey’s desire to invade Kurdistan is no laughing matter. The infringement on national borders by a rising power in the region is undoubtedly not a minor issue.

The answer to why Turkey, a NATO member, would decide to invade its neighbor is not a single reason. Rather, it is an amalgamation of reasons that mostly boil down to geography, money, and influence. One thing remains certain: there are too many incentives for Erdogan to ignore.

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Boris Johnson Loses Majority in Parliament

Daniel Szwec | @szewc_daniel

Earlier today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government lost its effective one-member majority in the House of Commons. The deed was done by Phillip Lee, the Member of Parliament for Bracknell, who decided to leave the Conservative party for the Liberal Democrats after representing the Conservatives for over 27 years.

All of this occurred only moments before a series of important votes and an emergency debate on the topic of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The MP argued that his decision was completely valid on the basis that Boris Johnson’s government “is aggressively pursuing a damaging Brexit”. Some speculate that this single decision was enough to spike the pound against the dollar. The development could spell trouble for a no-deal Brexit.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: A Stepping Stone For China

@szewc_daniel | Korwinizm

In late June, the United States army was prepared to strike back at the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone. Minutes before the American retaliation, President Trump is said to have decided against an attack, after learning that as many as 150 people would potentially die as a direct.

But this weekends firefight is a completely different story. Hezbollah – whether provoked or not – is being unquestionably aggressive toward Israel, the U.S.’s main ally in the area, one with considerable support for Donald Trump himself. The Iranian revolutionary guard, most likely at least partly responsible for coordinating the attack, is known for supporting organizations such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as the PMF in Iraq.

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Are We Being Rational About Mass Shootings?

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Peter Cooperson | Poland

Recently, two mass shootings occurred in the United States. However, despite the high level of emotions caused by footage from the scenes that saw the horrific murders happen, gun control policy should in no way be viewed as hot-headedly as it has been by the establishment. In fact, one can easily argue that the data itself carries a quite different message: actually, gun control is irrational.

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Interview with Crypto Cannabis Enterpreneur Maik Pietrowski

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Daniel Szewc | @szewc_daniel

Maik Pietrowski is a Polish entrepreneur, libertarian activist, and cannabis producer in Switzerland. He’s the co-founder of MSL Industries and Cannerald. A major player in the market, he’s also chosen to use the blockchain as a means of funding the project further. 71 Republic’s Daniel Szewc interviewed Pietrowski about his project and how it may affect the future of the cannabis industry in Europe.

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