Saudi Arabia’s Coup is the Geopolitical Feather in Trump and Putin’s Cap
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Saudi Arabia’s Coup is the Geopolitical Feather in Trump and Putin’s Cap

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia has begun. What started as a proverbial ‘Night of the Long Knives’ has become more like a week. And it will likely stretch on far longer than that. His moves have been about much more than just consolidating the power handed to him by his Father…

America’s ‘Allies’ are Setting Up Another Trap for US in the Middle East
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America’s ‘Allies’ are Setting Up Another Trap for US in the Middle East

Whatever their plans, the stakeholders in the Middle East must remember that clever plans to remake the Middle East have hitherto been remarkable for their inability to anticipate countermoves by opposing forces. Tension is increasing all across the Middle East and the United States is again falling into a trap set up by its so-called…

New Ground Realities in Syria
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New Ground Realities in Syria

As it has become obvious from events unfolding in Syria, one would be right to bet on the destruction of militant terrorist groups instead of any sort of negotiations. After all, the talks in Astana, just like the Geneva talks before them, failed to create preconditions for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, effectively…