Did Russia Just Reduce the Threat of Indian-Backed Terrorism Against Pakistan?
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Did Russia Just Reduce the Threat of Indian-Backed Terrorism Against Pakistan?

Russia’s plan to build a pipeline connecting Iran, Pakistan and India greatly diminishes the chance that New Delhi will continue to support terrorism in Balochistan.  Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak confirmed that his country will be constructing a gas pipeline between Iran, Pakistan, and India, with the Russian news agency TASS quoting him as saying…

Lebanon – Hariri’s Resignation – The Opening Shot of the Saudi War on Hezbollah
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Lebanon – Hariri’s Resignation – The Opening Shot of the Saudi War on Hezbollah

Four days ago we asked: Is The “Moderate Al-Qaeda” Set To Target Hizbullah?. The implied answer in that piece was “Yes, the war is coming to Lebanon.” Today the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri resigned with a statement issues from Saudi Arabia on the Saudi Arabian TV station Al Arabia (video). This is the opening…

The Intrigue at the Heart of the Beijing-Riyadh-Washington Triangle
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The Intrigue at the Heart of the Beijing-Riyadh-Washington Triangle

Saudi Aramco (the Saudi Arabian Oil Company) is the world’s largest petroleum business. It owns more than 100 oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia with reserves of at least 264 billion barrels of oil, which is estimated to be approximately one-fourth of the world’s known reserves of this raw material. The company’s production figures do not give…

Moscow Outmaneuvers Washington’s Kurdistan Project
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Moscow Outmaneuvers Washington’s Kurdistan Project

For the moment it looks as if Russian three-dimensional geopolitical chess moves in the turbulent Middle East have thrown a giant monkey wrench into Washington plans to create an independent Kurdistan. In September the Kurdish population in Iraq voted apparently overwhelmingly for creation of an independent Kurdistan that would control some of the richest oil…

Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters
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Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

Geopolitics becomes a lot easier if we can discern repeating patterns. For example, the common thread through the crises in Ukraine, Libya and Syria is a clever but ruthless playbook of regime-change. This stratagem of toppling governments while appearing noble should perhaps be called the “geopolitics of crocodile tears.” There were times in history when…