Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move
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Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move

Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will eventually move its embassy there, might well be the most predictable decision of an otherwise unpredictable presidency. Trump made his Jerusalem promise back in March of 2016, during an address he gave to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee…

Russia’s Delicate Dance with the Syrian Kurds
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Russia’s Delicate Dance with the Syrian Kurds

The news came out earlier this week that Russian jets were helping local militias, including those comprised of Kurdish elements, in their anti-terrorist struggle against Daesh, with the representative of the Russian center for Syrian Reconciliation, Major General Yevgeniy Poplavskiy, stating that the recent campaign in the region was coordinated out of the Khmeimim airbase….

As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say
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As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say

At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while making “an attempt to escape.” It is believed that this longtime Yemeni strongman was…