US Troops in Europe and the Middle East are There to Provoke China More Than Russia or Iran
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US Troops in Europe and the Middle East are There to Provoke China More Than Russia or Iran

While the US troops on the borders of Russia and Iran are generally considered intimidation/provocation tactics aimed at Moscow and Tehran, the broader reality is that America intends to use its troops as speed-bumps in China’s New Silk Road. NATO’s recent land and sea exercises in eastern and southern Europe as well as the Black…

Iran’s Multibillion-Dollar Gas Deals Could Lead to a “Gas OPEC”
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Iran’s Multibillion-Dollar Gas Deals Could Lead to a “Gas OPEC”

The French energy giant Total just clinched a 50.1% stake in a $4.8 billion deal to develop Iran’s South Pars gas field alongside China and Iran’s national energy companies. This represents the first major post-sanctions investment by a Western company, and Reuters quoted experts who analyzed that it could also give France a unique opportunity…

What Role has Israel Played in the Refugee Crisis?
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What Role has Israel Played in the Refugee Crisis?

Europe has been content to blame its current societal and economic decline on malfeasant leaders like EU Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel or France’s ex-president François Hollande. If the people of Europe only knew the real actors behind, Israel would not be unscathed in this whole Arab Spring charade. Yes, Europe has the Israelis…

The US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement in Syria
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The US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement in Syria

The meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 in Hamburg injects new hope into the complicated relationship between the United States and Russia. Only time can confirm whether there is any basis for this hope. The most eagerly anticipated meeting of the year, that between Putin and Trump, lasted far more than the scheduled…

Trump’s Big Day in Paris
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Trump’s Big Day in Paris

As a former soldier and war correspondent, I abhor demonstrations of flag-waving, militarism and nationalism. That great American, Benjamin Franklin, put it perfectly: ‘no good war, no bad peace.’ But I must admit that my heart does beat faster when I hear the rousing strains of France’s glorious national anthem, ‘La Marseillaise.’ One must be…