Syria, Iran and ‘Chaos in International Relations’
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Syria, Iran and ‘Chaos in International Relations’

Even in the context of a post-truth geopolitical environment run amok, Russian President Vladimir Putin telling his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the phone that any further Western strikes against Syria may “lead to chaos in international relations” should at least be seen for what it is; a massive understatement. According to the Kremlin, Putin…

Trump’s Missile Fiasco – Did the Pentagon Collaborate with Moscow on targets to Hit?
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Trump’s Missile Fiasco – Did the Pentagon Collaborate with Moscow on targets to Hit?

The April 14 missile attacks on Syria were a politically-motivated fireworks display that were largely designed to silence Trump’s critics. The attacks– which were coordinated with Moscow– did not kill any Russian, Syrian, Iranian or Hezbollah combat troops. They did not kill any Syrian civilians. They did not impede the Syrian Army’s ongoing military offensive…

Syria and the West’s Last-Ditch Battle to Halt the Rise of China
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Syria and the West’s Last-Ditch Battle to Halt the Rise of China

The colonial, imperialist nature of postwar capitalism has, to some extent, been disguised by the formal political independence of most of the formerly colonised world. With an unambiguous and unrivalled lead in technological capacity, the Western nations have not required direct colonisation in order to guarantee essentially “captive” markets for their goods and capital. The…

The Yerevan Protests Might End Armenia’s Unconvincing “Balancing” Act
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The Yerevan Protests Might End Armenia’s Unconvincing “Balancing” Act

Armenia’s unconvincing attempts to “balance” between Russia and the West as it moves ever-closer to the pro-American EU might end in failure as the Yerevan protests put pressure on the country’s leadership to more decisively move westward. The Roots Of Armenian Rage The Armenian capital of Yerevan has been rocked by increasingly violent protests over…