Israel Invites Saudi Crown Prince to Mediate Palestine Peace Talks
Diplomacy

Israel Invites Saudi Crown Prince to Mediate Palestine Peace Talks

Saudi newspapers have reported that Israel has invited Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to their country to lead peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine as a sign of the rapidly warming relations between the Gulf Kingdom and the Jewish State. In a first-ever for Jerusalem-Riyadh relations, an Israeli minister gave an interview to a Saudi media outlet…

China Threatens a State of War with the US Over “Taiwan”
Diplomacy

China Threatens a State of War with the US Over “Taiwan”

Donald Trump appears to have crossed an age-old but still highly relevant red line with China, as he signed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The Act includes a provision saying that the US reserves the right to conduct joint naval exercises with Chinese Taipei (often referred to as Tawian), a breakaway province of China which…

Israeli-Saudi Clash with Iran on Syrian Soil is Pretty Much Inevitable
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Israeli-Saudi Clash with Iran on Syrian Soil is Pretty Much Inevitable

As was expected, once Moscow and Washington started disputing who attained victory over ISIS in Syria, the militants of this terrorist organization decided that they would need to demonstrate that it’s too early to write them off completely. Especially since the last 25,000 of its fighters vanished in the desert, after being stationed for a…

It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan
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It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

On 21 August 1969, an Australian citizen called Denis Rohan set fire to an 800-year-old wooden pulpit, a gift to al-Aqsa mosque from the Islamic hero Saladin (1137-1193), who led the military campaign against the Crusaders. Apart from being considered mentally ill, Rohan thought he was acting on divine instructions. These were to enable the…

Russia’s Military Withdrawal will Prompt President Assad to “Compromise”
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Russia’s Military Withdrawal will Prompt President Assad to “Compromise”

Russia has every right to withdraw most of its Aerospace Forces from Syria following Daesh’s defeat, with one of the most immediate consequences of this move being that it will prompt President Assad into a “political compromise” with the “opposition”. President Putin’s surprise visit to Syria saw the Russian leader announce the large-scale withdrawal of…

Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince… the Wunderkinds Wreak Havoc
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Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince… the Wunderkinds Wreak Havoc

Donald Trump’s rash declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so out of whack with global opinion and decades of international legal rulings, one has to surmise that the initiative stems from dubious inspiration. Turns out that the likely authors of the harebrained idea are Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner (36), and 32-year-old Saudi…