Iran Joining the Eurasian Economic Union Would be a Boost for Iran-Pakistan Relations
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Iran Joining the Eurasian Economic Union Would be a Boost for Iran-Pakistan Relations

Iranian officials are in discussions with their Russian counterparts about finalising agreements regarding Iran’s future membership of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The Eurasian Economic Union is an economic single market of nations established in 2015, with the aim of harmoniously re-uniting the diverse economies of the wider Eurasian space and beyond. The EAEU’s current…

While the World Looks Away, Civilians in Afrin are Being Slaughtered
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While the World Looks Away, Civilians in Afrin are Being Slaughtered

On a green hillside in Afrin in northern Syria, Arab militiamen allied to the Turkish army which invaded this Kurdish enclave seven weeks ago have captured a group of terrified looking Kurdish civilians. The unformed and heavily armed militiamen are shouting “pigs”, “pimp” and “PKK – Kurdistan Workers Party – pigs” all the while chanting…

East Ghouta Terrorists Attack Civilians Attempting to Leave Area, MSM Silent as Usual
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East Ghouta Terrorists Attack Civilians Attempting to Leave Area, MSM Silent as Usual

For all the weeping and wailing of the mainstream media regarding East Ghouta and the hysteria over civilians in the terrorist-held areas being killed as a result of the operations to liberate the area, there is scarcely even scant mention of the civilians undeniably being targeted in Damascus by East Ghouta-based terrorists. While Russia and…

Russia Considering Course Change After New Challenges in Syria
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Russia Considering Course Change After New Challenges in Syria

A Russian An-26 military transport plane crashed March 6 while approaching Khmeimim air base in Syria, killing everyone on board — six crew members and 33 passengers. A few hours after the catastrophe, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin the preliminary findings: The crash was believed to be caused either by pilot error or technical malfunction. The plane was built in…

Newly Revealed Russian Weapons Systems: Political Implications
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Newly Revealed Russian Weapons Systems: Political Implications

For those interested in the military implications of the recent revelations by Vladimir Putin about new Russian weapon systems I would recommend the excellent article entitled “The Implications of Russia’s New Weapon Systems” by Andrei Martyanov who offers a superb analysis of what these new weapons mean for the USA and, especially, the US Navy….

China’s New Red Emperor
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China’s New Red Emperor

Will China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping disprove Lord Acton’s famous maxim that all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Are we entering an era where many of the world’s great nations are ruled by strongmen, despots or modern monarchs? Look at America’s would-be king, Donald Trump; Russia’s Vlad Putin; and India’s Narendra Modi. China’s…