A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the Northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. © Delil Souleiman / AFP

US Troops Spotted in Armored Convoy Near Manbij, Syria

American soldiers have been spotted traveling in an armored convoy near the Syrian city of Manbij, with a US spokesman calling it a “deliberate action” aimed at ensuring Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is defeated. Footage obtained by Ruptly shows the US troops traveling in a convoy on Saturday as an American flag flies high … Continue reading US Troops Spotted in Armored Convoy Near Manbij, Syria

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Chinese Troops Appear to be Operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it

There is mounting evidence that Chinese ground troops are operating inside Afghanistan, conducting joint counter-terror patrols with Afghan forces along a 50-mile stretch of their shared border and fueling speculation that Beijing is preparing to play a significantly greater role in the country's security once the U.S. and NATO leave. The full scope of China's … Continue reading Chinese Troops Appear to be Operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it

Russian South Asia Complexity

Russian moves to improve relations with Pakistan to complicate its South Asian strategy? How Russia can mange relations with Pakistan keeping time-tested privileged partnership with India? Russian moves are tactical in nature or following a comprehensive strategy to deal with two rival neighbors? Russia requires a policy for South Asia region as whole? What would … Continue reading Russian South Asia Complexity

Drastic Changes in the Middle East Happen Unbelievably Fast

The situation in the Middle East is changing at an incredible speed. The things unbelievable yesterday, become reality today. Each of the events becomes part of a bigger picture, with the region gradually moving away from abyss to become a better place. On March 1, Iraqi forces were reported to have taken control of the … Continue reading Drastic Changes in the Middle East Happen Unbelievably Fast

If not Kremlin, Then Who Brought Trump to Power?

For months we’ve been seeing titles like “the Kremlin brought Trump to power” and “Moscow interferes in the internal affairs of other states”, and it seems that the Western media has a never-ending supply of such sensationalism. But to make the matters worse, similar statements are now being voiced by all sorts of politicians, indicating … Continue reading If not Kremlin, Then Who Brought Trump to Power?

Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?

Theresa May told us that Britain will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this summer with “pride”. This was predictable. A British prime minister who would fawn to the head-chopping Arab autocrats of the Gulf in the hope of selling them more missiles – and then hold the hand of the insane new anti-Muslim … Continue reading Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?