Was SCO Summit a Disaster for India?

Far from being the astounding success that India’s jingoistic media is portraying it as, last week’s SCO Summit in Astana was a resounding disaster for Prime Minister Modi’s plans. India’s policies of using Afghan-based terrorism against Pakistan, attempting to “isolate” Islamabad from the Afghan peace process, and declining to participate in China’s One Belt One …

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Settlement, Soft Coup, Realignment or Regional War: 4 Scenarios for Qatar Crisis

The Russian International Affairs Council, a powerful Moscow-based think tank, estimates that there are four scenarios for resolving the ongoing diplomatic conflict between Qatar and other Arab and Muslim states. Written by renowned Middle East observer Vitaly Naumkin, the report outlines what Russia and its regional allies should be prepared for. Last week, Saudi Arabia, …

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Syrian Troops Move Closer to Raqqa as the US Drops Chemical Weapons on the City

Recent video has emerged of the US dropping what appears to be toxic white phosphorus munitions on the city. The Syrian Arab Army has captured villages in Al-Raqqa Governorate for the first time since ISIS forced Syrian troops to abandon the region to terrorists in 2013. Syria’s elite Tiger Forces have been making remarkable progress in …

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Is Trump Launching a New World Order? The Petro-Powers vs. the Greens

That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the liberal world order created by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of World War II. …

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Saudi Arabia Becomes Pro-Kurdish after Turkey Sides with Qatar

This could be the beginning of a new alignment that will elevate the Russian position in the region while diminishing the influence of the United States. The new and seemingly prolonged row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is having some curious and almost shocking knock-on effects. The most interesting is that Syrian media has been …

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Meet Aylan & Omran: Child Victims Used for Syrian War Propaganda

In September 2015, a young boy was found washed up on a beach in Turkey. Photos of Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body were quickly splashed across mass media, much the same way that Omran Daqneesh's photo inside an ambulance would also be disseminated. Accusations of responsibility were hurled at the Syrian government, and leaders from Western …

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The US takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Terror Watch-Lists

According to a recent report [1] by CBC Canada, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) since July 2016, has been removed from the terror watch-lists of the US and Canada after it merged with fighters from Zenki Brigade and hardline jihadists from Ahrar al-Sham …

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