Beijing Accuses India of Betrayal Ahead of G20 Meeting
Diplomacy

Beijing Accuses India of Betrayal Ahead of G20 Meeting

On Monday an Indian navy source reported that Chinese military deployment in the area has created concerns in the Indian Ocean region. Prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping visits with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stopover in Israel tempers have flared over their Sikkim border. China has accused India of “betraying” […]

Ankara’s Offer to Moscow: Give us Afrin for Idlib
Opinion

Ankara’s Offer to Moscow: Give us Afrin for Idlib

Tension is escalating rapidly west of the Euphrates River, especially in the area of Syria’s Afrin canton controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), and at Idlib, controlled by a motley collection of outfits mostly backed by Turkey. Last week, as the Turkish army continued to amass forces in the triangle of Kilis in Turkey, and Jarablus/al-Bab/al-Rai in Syria, Turkish 155 howitzers…

Trump’s Reckless Korean Peninsula Brinksmanship
Opinion

Trump’s Reckless Korean Peninsula Brinksmanship

Trump’s belligerent unpredictability could embroil East Asia in devastating conflict. America’s rage to impose its will on all other nations risks unthinkable nuclear war. Trump earlier said “we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult.” He called the DPRK his biggest…

Qatar May be Turning Its Back on the US Dollar — and We All Know What That Means
Opinion

Qatar May be Turning Its Back on the US Dollar — and We All Know What That Means

Late last week, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that are involved in attempting to isolate Qatar sent the tiny Gulf nation a list of 13 demands. They are insisting that Qatar meet these demands within ten days or face unspecified further action. The list of demands includes Qatar shutting…