How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown
Opinion

How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown

The advancement of Pakistan’s nuclear-missile capabilities and Israel’s growing military ties with India are increasing their respective military relevance for each other. In the absence of formal diplomatic relations and against the backdrop of a prevailing antagonistic public dialogue, the need for an effective and discreet channel of communication between Islamabad and Jerusalem to mitigate…

Syria Withdrawal Dilemma: Trump’s Mideast Strategy Is As Confused As Ever
Opinion

Syria Withdrawal Dilemma: Trump’s Mideast Strategy Is As Confused As Ever

President Trump for now has decided to allow about 2,000 US troops to remain in Syria. But the controversy over whether or not to withdraw them is symptomatic of Washington’s lack of overall strategy for the Middle East. This indecisiveness has prompted Trump to warm up further with Saudi Arabia, the same country that helped…

Mikhail Octavian Trump
Opinion

Mikhail Octavian Trump

It is said that during the 1990s’ time of troubles in Russia a popular view held that the prevailing chaos and ruin could only be redressed by a leader meeting the description of “Adolf Vissarionovich Pinochet.” (Адольф Виссарионович Пиночет). The composite name of this hypothetical rescuer featured (1) the surname “Pinochet” of the anti-communist Chilean military strongman,…