China and India Sail Into Choppy Waters in New Great Game
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China and India Sail Into Choppy Waters in New Great Game

The New Silk Roads, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will weave and interconnect six major economic corridors. At 12,000 kilometers, the Eurasia Land Bridge Economic Corridor is a rail network from eastern China to western Europe via Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. Then there is the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor, while the China-Central Asia-West Asia…

A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell of a Week for Iran
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A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell of a Week for Iran

Surprisingly enough, last week introduced drastic changes in the balance of powers existing across the Middle East. There has been a whole series of both unexpected and predicted events, which have left many analysts utterly puzzled. You can judge for yourself, as we mention seemingly unconnected events that have affected the state of affairs in…

Bad Moon Rising – A New Cabinet will Mark Neocon Ascendancy
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Bad Moon Rising – A New Cabinet will Mark Neocon Ascendancy

Back during the admittedly brief shock and awe period that immediately followed on the Trump electoral victory, it appeared that there might be an actual realignment of American foreign policy. The neoconservatives virtually unanimously had opposed Donald Trump in the most vile terms, both in the GOP primaries and during the actual electoral campaign, making…

Turkey’s Twisting the Truth: There Won’t Be a Joint Anti-Kurdish Op with Russia
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Turkey’s Twisting the Truth: There Won’t Be a Joint Anti-Kurdish Op with Russia

Smashing “Political Correctness” In The War On Syria The international media was hit with a bombshell earlier today when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared that his government no longer considers Damascus as a “threat”, thereby opening the door for a possible rapprochement between these once-close partners. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after…

Abduct, Imprison, Repeat: Israel Systematically Imprisons Palestinians On False or No Charges
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Abduct, Imprison, Repeat: Israel Systematically Imprisons Palestinians On False or No Charges

People around the world are rightfully outraged by Donald Trump’s recent effective handing over of Jerusalem to Israel. Behind the scenes, out of sight, an outrageous and illegal practice continues, the alleged“only democracy in the Middle East” on a near-daily basis abducts Palestinian men, women, and children under false pretexts (or no charges at all),…

Putin’s Declaration of Victory in Syria Opens Door for Russian Strikes on ISIS in Libya
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Putin’s Declaration of Victory in Syria Opens Door for Russian Strikes on ISIS in Libya

When a fortnight ago the Kremlin publicly ordered the Foreign Ministry to negotiate a deal for Russia’s air force to use Egyptian military bases, I conceded I did not know what this was about. I entertained the possibility it was a prelude to Russia’s military involvement in Libya, but then I said I don’t see…