Saudi Arabia’s Drone Scare Might Have Really Been a Coup Attempt
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Saudi Arabia’s Drone Scare Might Have Really Been a Coup Attempt

It’s unbelievable that so much firepower was directed for so long against what the authorities claim was just a toy drone that strayed over restricted airspace. Nobody seems to believe Saudi Arabia’s official explanation that the extendedgunfire that reportedly took place near the royal palace over the weekend was the result of a single toy…

OPCW Vote & South Asia: Why Pakistan Backed Russia But India Abstained
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OPCW Vote & South Asia: Why Pakistan Backed Russia But India Abstained

Russia’s failed effort to get the OPCW to open up a joint investigation of the Skripal case importantly proved that the South Asian dynamics of the New Cold War are the polar opposite of what they were during the Old Cold War, and this correspondingly has striking implications for regional geopolitics. The Polar Reversal At…

Ukraine Escalation: Regional Security Threats and Global Chessboard
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Ukraine Escalation: Regional Security Threats and Global Chessboard

Introduction The situation in Eastern Ukraine may undergo a dramatic transformation due to the imminent end of the so-called “anti-terrorist operation” (ATO) on April 30, and the subsequent “reformatting” of military operations in Eastern Ukraine, which could spell either an escalation or, rather to the contrary, the resumption of the peace process that has been…

US-Led NATO, Israel Plotting Escalated Aggression in Syria?
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US-Led NATO, Israel Plotting Escalated Aggression in Syria?

April 14 US, UK, French aggression in Syria failed to achieve its objective, despite Pentagon claims otherwise. It did nothing to weaken Syrian military capabilities as intended. It likely backfired. Enraged by the incident, Russia appears set to supply Syria’s military with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems, what it should have done years ago. They’re…