Crimea, Afghanistan and Libya

On June 20 the United States Treasury Department stated that economic sanctions against Russia «would not be lifted until Russia leaves Crimea». In that case, sanctions will remain forever, because ten days after the democratically elected Crimean parliament voted to accede to Russia on 6 March 2014, a referendum was held which confirmed its decision — and the citizens of Crimea …

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Saudi Arabia Wants to Reduce Qatar to a Vassal State

So serious has the Saudi-Qatar crisis now become that the Qatari Foreign Minister is reportedly planning an emergency trip to Washington in the next few days in the hope that the Trump regime can save his emirate. For Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani knows very well that if Qatar submits to the 13 unprecedented – some …

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India Leans Towards US in ‘Standoff Against China in Asia’

There is a relation between the China-India border conflict and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, experts told Sputnik. Delhi wants to win Washington’s support against China, especially in South Asia. On June 27, the Chinese Foreign Ministry accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border …

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Enclosure of Gaza as a “Prison Territory”: Construction of New High Tech Surveillance Wall to Separate Gaza from Israel

Israeli media reports confirm the construction of a new high tech 65 km security and surveillance wall equipped with cameras and sensors “to separate Gaza from Israel” thereby reinforcing the enclosure of Gaza as a de facto “prison territory” with a population of more than 1.85 million.  This initiative constitutes the latest stage of a process started in 1994 with the establishment of the so-called Israel Gaza …

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White House Says It Will Fake “Chemical Weapon Attack” in Syria

The White House claims that the Syrian government is preparing "chemical weapon attacks". This is clearly not the case. Syria is winning the war against the country. Any such attack would clearly be to its disadvantage. The White House announcement must thereby be understood as preparation for another U.S. attack on Syria in "retaliation" for …

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How Much Conquer Will the US Allow Itself after Dividing the People of the Middle East

The Middle East undergoes a radical change these days. Tactical alliances are being made overnight around here and then they collapse even rapidly, with certain players taking sides with the forces they would previously oppose. Out of all this we witness new alliances forming, with Qatar, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq on one side and Saudi …

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Memories of the 1992-1995 war are still fresh in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This mural next to children's playground commemorates the fallen from a Sarajevo neighborhood (its text reads “Honoring the Shahid and the fighters of Velešić”). By targeting its propaganda towards Bosnians, ISIS is trying to exploit the wounds from this war. Photo by GV, CC-BY.

ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds with Localized Propaganda

In recent months, the militant group ISIS, which has brutalized large swathes of Iraq and Syria for a few years in the name of establishing a “caliphate,” has been increasing its propaganda aimed at the Western Balkans. The countries of the Western Balkans — Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia — are home to significant …

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Israeli Jets Launch Strikes on At Least Three Locations in Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes hit a series of targets in Gaza Strip overnight Monday, officials said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave landed in Israel. Strikes were recorded in at least three locations in Gaza, Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses said, with Hamas bases struck near the southern city of Rafah and Gaza City, as …

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