Will The US Offensive Against Global South Hit South Africa?
Opinion

Will The US Offensive Against Global South Hit South Africa?

In a pattern largely overlooked by many, roughly half of the mainland members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are experiencing various degrees of regime change instability, with the asymmetrical warfare model presently active in Southern Africa closely resembling the one that was already applied in the neighboring “Global South” region of South America….

US F-22s Get in the Face of Russian Strike Jets Over Eastern Syria Again
Military

US F-22s Get in the Face of Russian Strike Jets Over Eastern Syria Again

Five days ago the Russian Ministry of Defense said that on November 23rd in eastern Syria a US F-22 fighter prevented a pair of Russian ground attack jets from carrying out their mission (striking ISIS positions near the Euphrates river) as it “fired heat flares and released braking flaps, constantly maneuvering, to simulate a dogfight.”…

China Echos Call to Make East Jerusalem Capital of Independent Palestine
Diplomacy

China Echos Call to Make East Jerusalem Capital of Independent Palestine

China has voiced its support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. A spokesperson for the foreign ministry made the statement during a regular press briefing, Thursday, while addressing questions on a declaration by Muslim nations asserting East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine….

Trump, Pence, Jerusalem: The Christian Zionism Connection
Opinion

Trump, Pence, Jerusalem: The Christian Zionism Connection

Donald Trump announced on 6 December that the United States was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Most notable about his speech was not what he said, or how he said it, but the presence and demeanor of vice-president Mike Pence. Though an element almost entirely missing from the reams of analysis following Trump’s statement, Pence’s…

The Southern Front: Why Saudi Arabia, UAE Gave US$130 Million to Africa Force
Military

The Southern Front: Why Saudi Arabia, UAE Gave US$130 Million to Africa Force

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have followed the United States in funding a five-nation armed force designed to stop the march of Islamist extremists in Africa. But why is the Sahel, a semi-arid region just south of the Sahara Desert, causing alarm? Saudi Arabia pledged US$100 million December 13 towards a special anti-terror force…

Turkey Switches to Full Defiance of US, Continues Putin Courtship
Opinion

Turkey Switches to Full Defiance of US, Continues Putin Courtship

On Monday, US National Security Advisor HR McMaster added to tensions in the Middle East when he condemned Turkey and Qatar as prime sponsors of extremist Islamist ideology. He tore into the Turkish leadership, saying the country’s growing problems with the West are largely due to the rise of the Justice and Development Party in…