Women in the YPG are represented in the Western media with happy and pretty faces who fight for freedom, equality and democracy. However, this is a marketing strategy that conceals the fact that these women also suffer from depression, harassment, and exploitation. In this video, two experts, Huseyin Alptekin and Zeliha Eliacik, explain how the female body is exploited by the YPG.
Major political shifts and divides are occurring today in the Middle East. There are alliances and blocks that emerged. This geopolitical restructuring is taking place in a multipolar world, where regional actors will depend more on their hard-power to secure their interest. Andreas Krieg, Ali Bakeer, and Giorgio Cafiero comment on the political blocks in the contemporary Middle East.
Political borders are changing and re-drawn in the Balkans, Caucasus and the Middle East. A revisionist paradigm predominates over the global politics and the status-quo of earlier decades is left behind. Sami al-Arian, Heba Raouf Ezzat and Adam McConnel comment on the changing political borders in contemporary international politics.
Kingdoms of Fire is funded by the UAE, directed by a British, and the satellite channel is owned by Saudi Arabia. It is more than just an art that has attracted so much attention due to its funders, timing, and giving a completely different narrative of history. In this video, three experts Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat, Dr. Vehbi Baysan and Dr. Yenal Göksun explain the political background of this TV drama.
Kingdoms of Fire politicizes history and manipulates the past. This may harm the relations between Turkey and Egypt in the long run if not countered by a rational narrative. This historical drama is part of a cultural war going on in the Middle East. In this video, three experts Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat, Dr. Vehbi Baysan and Dr. Yenal Göksun explain how and why Kingdoms of Fire manipulates the past by politicizing history.