Pakistan and Russia Should Propose a Yemen Peace Conference

2017 and 2018 have provided some surprising missed opportunities for peace in Yemen. First there was former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s botched outreach to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi in an attempt to foment a Sana’a lead peace process. This ultimately led to Saleh’s assassination at the hands of his Houthi partners who felt betrayed by …

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The Iranian President’s Visit to India

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, visited India on February 15-17, and talked with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The visit is noteworthy for a number of reasons, the most important of which is the fact that it took place at all. For it was a significant foreign policy initiative, taken by one of the …

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Trump and Kim’s Tug-of-War over President Moon

North Korea is reportedly willing to engage in talks with South Korea and the US. The message was apparently conveyed after a high-level North Korean official met with the South Korean President, Moon Jae-In, who had previously campaigned on a promise to revive the so-called “Sunshine Policy” of some of his predecessors in actively seeking …

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Media React to Russian Super-Weapons

Western media reacted as expected to Putin’s state of the nation address, explaining new Russian super-weapons. The NYT headlined “Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at US Vulnerabilities,” saying: Putin “threatened the West with a new generation of nuclear weapons Thursday…sharply escalat(ing) the military invective in the tense relationship between the United States and Russia.” Fact: …

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With Its Enemies Distracted, ISIS Makes a Swift and Deadly Comeback

Suleiman Khalaf, also known as Abu Fadi, was killed 10 days ago in a fight with ISIS in eastern Syria when the vehicle he was in was hit by a heat-seeking missile. “He was driving a bulldozer which was building an earth rampart when ISIS hit it with a missile we call a ‘fuzia’,” said …

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A general view of the destruction in the town of Al-Nashabiyah in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria's capital Damascus, March 4, 2018 © SANA / AFP

Syria War: What the Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You about Eastern Ghouta

As Syrian government forces battle Jaysh al-Islam to retake Eastern Ghouta, Western media outlets have totally ignored the atrocities of the insurgents, preferring to blame all the violence on the "regime." They're at it again, howling about a town in Syria that’s being retaken by the government. This time it’s Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of …

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US Meddling in Foreign Elections: A CIA Tradition Since 1948

In a shocking display of relative independence from the post-Operation Mockingbird control of the media by the Central Intelligence Agency, a recent article in The New York Times broke with current conventional pack journalism and covered the long history of CIA meddling in foreign elections. A February 17, 2018, article, titled, "Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in …

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