With Pakistan Ending Up on the List of US Enemies, One Can’t Help but Wonder Who’s Next?
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With Pakistan Ending Up on the List of US Enemies, One Can’t Help but Wonder Who’s Next?

The state of bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan which used to be one of the most faithful allies of Washington, remains in a rather sorry state after US President Donald Trump’s insulting New Year’s tweet which left Islamabad thoroughly outraged. Specifically, Trump chose to make his first post in 2018 about Pakistan, noting that: The…

Donald Trump Brands China a Military Rival in US Reboot of Great Power Strategy
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Donald Trump Brands China a Military Rival in US Reboot of Great Power Strategy

US President Donald Trump named China as a major US competitor on both economic and military fronts in his first state-of-the-union address, another sign that Washington is putting great power rivalry at the heart of its national strategy. Analysts said Trump’s explicit references to China contrasted with Beijing’s view of the Sino-US relationship and those…

Syria Calls America’s Bluff on the Turkey / YPG Conflict
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Syria Calls America’s Bluff on the Turkey / YPG Conflict

Turkish forces along with their FSA proxies have successfully captured the strategically important town of Bulbul in Kurdish occupied northern Syria. It is thought that all of Afrin might soon be under Turkish control as YPG/PKK fighters have been exposed as inadequate when faced with forces backed by a full modern army and air force. While…

Syrian Army Takes a Huge Chunk of Greater Idlib From Rebels, Avenges the Mass Murder of Its Soldiers
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Syrian Army Takes a Huge Chunk of Greater Idlib From Rebels, Avenges the Mass Murder of Its Soldiers

In just a month the Syrian army has inflicted a huge defeat on the rebels. As soon as ISIS was finally defeat in eastern Syria in late 2017 the army wheeled back to the west and launched its biggest and perhaps most spectacular offensive against the rebels yes. Even as Putin in mid-December was announcing…

Why America’s Bad Choices Can Lead to a Shooting War with Turkey in Syria
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Why America’s Bad Choices Can Lead to a Shooting War with Turkey in Syria

The consequences of the contradictory choices of the United States in Syria are beginning to become apparent. The obsessive efforts to advance geopolitical goals with war, chaos, betrayals and shaky alliances has brought us to the recent events in Northern Syria on the border with Turkey in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. The overall picture of alliances…