Eurasian Integration Meets America First

Crucial developments in Washington, Brussels, Virginia and St. Petersburg these last few days may offer us serious clues on where we are now heading – geopolitically and geoeconomically. Let’s start with a neo-apocalyptic stream of analysis ruling that President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate accords has plunged the West into a conflict deeper …

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Qatar Hits Back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic, Transport Ties

Qatar has slammed the decision of three Gulf states, Egypt and the Maldives to sever ties with it on Monday, saying they were "unjustified" and aimed to put Doha under political "guardianship" as Turkey called for dialogue. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut their ties with Qatar and expelled the Gulf …

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Saudi Arabia versus Qatar: More Folly from Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince

Precipitate and unexplained decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar and impose an air and land blockade of the country bears the hallmarks of the erratic decision making of Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and de facto ruler, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There has been considerable debate about the reasons for the extraordinary diplomatic and …

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Skyscrapers in the Qatari capital Doha. © Patrick Baz / AFP

Arab League Nations v Qatar: How It All Started

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Riyadh also accused Qatar of supporting Iranian-backed militants. Alleged major hack The decision to cut ties with Doha comes just weeks after comments published by the website of Qatar's state-run QNA news agency – …

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Israeli soldiers search Jordanian prisoners during mopping up operations in the old city of Jerusalem on June 8, 1967, as the city came under Jewish control during the Six Day War.

A 50-Year Occupation: Israel’s Six Day War Started with a Lie

Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. The Six Day War, as it would later be dubbed, saw the Jewish David inflict a humiliating defeat on the Arab Goliath, personified perhaps by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt. …

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Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses

Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it controls these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. At least five categories of major violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law characterize the occupation: unlawful killings; forced displacement; abusive detention; the …

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