Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Mohammad Makram

Asia Middle East Forum, Turkey
Mohammad Makram
Asia Heading Rightward: Embarking on a New Era
01 Nisan 2017
For decades, support for Palestine was one of the most important causes taken up by many Asian countries. The Soviet Union's collapse ushered the continent into a more realist era. Consequently, most Asian states either shifted to the right or were replaced by rightists. This shift represented a major setback for the Palestinian freedom struggle; where its major traditional supporters; leftists and Muslims, were marginalized either by realist politicians or by the engagement of people with their domestic problems. The paper tries to understand the major characteristics and motives of this approach.