With US Petrodollar Hostage, Saudis Embark on New Courtship of Russia

After Israel, Saudi Arabia has long been considered to be the United States’ greatest ally in the Middle East, a fact evidenced by long-standing Saudi-U.S. joint policies such as the petrodollar system, weapons deals, and Saudi support for broader U.S. geopolitical goals in the region. However, this foundational relationship of U.S. foreign policy in the …

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Was Angelina Jolie a Pentagon Operative in Africa?

It’s long been suspected that the actress willingly promotes CIA psy-op narratives in her films, but this time new leaks allege that Angelina Jolie had also at one time considered being the Pentagon’s “bait” to “catch Kony”, which draws into question the true motivation of other celebrities’ foreign policy forays such as Dennis Rodman’s “friendship” …

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Spy Spin Fuels Anti-Kaspersky Campaign

Since May 2017 certain U.S. circles openly campaign against security products provided by the Russian company Kaspersky Labs. Three recent stories claim involvement of the software in rather fantastic "Russian hackers" stories. But these stories seem inconsistent, lack logic and evidence. If one believes all the claims then Israel hacked Kaspersky, which was hacking an …

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Turkey’s Military Launches New Syria Operation

The Turkish military has launched an operation in Syria's Idlib in line with the de-escalation zone deal agreed at the Astana peace talks last month. “Serious operation is underway in Idlib and it will continue,” Erdogan said in a televised address to ruling Justice and development (AK) Party members in Afyon. “We can’t leave our brothers who …

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Trump’s Destructive Priority on Iran

Press reports indicate that later this week President Trump will “decertify” the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), relying on a clause in the relevant review legislation that permits the President to make such a declaration even if Iran is fully complying with the accord. That Trump has decided on …

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A Spanish flag hangs over the face of a figure representing one of the four realms of Spain on the statue to Columbus in Barcelona, Spain, October 11, 2017. © REUTERS/ Gonzalo Fuentes

The Role of Neoliberalism in Spain’s Constitutional Crisis

With Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont stepping back from the brink in the midst of rising tensions in Spain over the region's bid for independence, signing a declaration of independence but deciding to suspend its implementation, millions will have breathed a collective sigh of relief given the prospect of a severe response from Madrid. Though tensions …

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