Pakistan and Turkey–Two Countries Where Western “Allies” Cheer for the Terrorists

Pakistan and Turkey are still often thought of as “allies” of the United States and the broader western bloc. This is in spite of the fact that Turkey’s relations with both the US and EU have plummeted, all the while Ankara forms important economic and security partnerships with fellow Eurasian powers Russia and Iran. Likewise, …

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The Syrian Madhouse Gets Even Crazier

Last summer, I was positioned just across the border from the Syrian town of Afrin around which Turkish and Kurdish and, possibly, American forces, are now poised for a head-on clash. It seems crazy to me that anyone would want to fight over this one-donkey farm town. We were there on a mission to rescue …

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Trump Isn’t the Only One in the US Government We Should Fear

People sitting in cafes in Baghdad under the rule of Saddam Hussein used to be nervous of accidentally spilling their cup of coffee over the front page of the newspaper spread out in front of them. They had a good reason for their anxiety because Iraqi newspapers at that time always carried a picture of …

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Turkey Establishing Long-Sought US “Safe Haven” in Northern Syria

Turkey’s recent incursion into northern Syria is poised to finally establish the long-sought after “buffer zone” or “safe haven” called for by US policymakers since as early as 2012. While the US and Turkey are currently feigning a diplomatic row over the incursion – with Turkey’s targeting and displacement of Kurds allegedly backed by the …

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Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump – quite successfully – managed to convince a sizable portion of the electorate that he would take a much more anti-interventionist stance, in terms of U.S. military entanglements abroad, than would his contender Hillary Clinton. Yet, throughout his first year as president, such differences have been few and far between. …

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The US Deep State and the Democrats Are the Problem, Not the Solution

The latest policy recommendations by the influential Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), one of the most well-respected and listened-to experts in Russia – to say nothing of the entire former Soviet space – is causing quite a stir by waxing nostalgically about the Obama years and even suggesting that Moscow should …

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Benghazi, Libya, February 28, 2016. © Esam Omran Al-Fetori / Reuters

Modern Imperialism Goes On Trial, and Is Found Guilty

Imperialism – which today is usually referred to by the euphemism ‘liberal interventionism’ – went on Trial at the Waterside Theatre in Derry, Northern Ireland this week. Five passionate and well-informed speakers, who included the former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, detailed the carnage and chaos that has been unleashed around the globe by …

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