A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on 21 May 2017 shows Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed chatting with US President Donald Trump during a meeting in Riyadh (AFP)

Why Saudi and the UAE Shouldn’t Bet On Trump

These are trying times for Mohammed bin Zayed, the Darth Vader of the Middle East who plans to establish a Galactic Empire of “moderate Islamic” states. Liberal in name, police states in practice, all would end up paying tribute to the Death Star, Abu Dhabi. Emirati military trainers have just been kicked out of Somalia, …

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What’s Washington Really Doing in Armenia?

There has been considerable speculation in recent days as to whether the recent and ongoing protests across former Soviet Armenia constitute another Washington Color Revolution destabilization or whether it represents simply the angry revolt of citizens fed up with the deep corruption and lack of economic development under the regime of Prime Minister Serzh Sargysan. …

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The Empire Won’t Be Brought Down by China or Russia. It Will Be Done in by Its Debt

What looked possible some years ago have with recent economic policy decisions turned into a realistic scenario: the United States face a technical default. The figures and forecasts published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) leave little doubt. Currently, net interest burden accounts for 1.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) equal to 9.4 percent …

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Union of South American Nations (Unasur) is Unravelling and It’s All the US’ Fault

Half of Unasur’s members suspended their participation in the South American bloc. The American-friendly governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru coordinated their move just days after Bolivia assumed the rotating presidency of the organization, justifying their decision on the alleged basis that the landlocked country hasn’t provided any real sense of leadership …

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Europe’s Invisible War – The Civil War in Ukraine

The Maidan coup in February 2014, carefully planned and orchestrated by American imperialism in cahoots with its Neo-Nazi stooges, set in motion a myriad of centrifugal forces that have been tearing the country apart. A cursory look at Europe’s mainstream press would reveal that the current civil war in Ukraine is the continent’s invisible war. …

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Al-Baqa'a camp has become Jordan's largest Palestinian refugee camp (Photo: Mohammed Ayash)

‘Put the Refugees to Bed’: Why Israel Wants to Kill UNRWA

The population of Lincoln, in the East Midlands, stands at 94,600. Throw in North Hykeham and Waddington, and the population of the urban area is around 130,200. There are 20 secondary schools and sixth form colleges and 60 primary schools based in the UK cathedral city alone. The population of al Baqa'a refugee camp in …

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De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants

Introduction Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of books, hundreds of professional articles and presented numerous papers at professional meetings. In the course, …

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