Daily Archive: May 9, 2018

Russia’s Grand Strategy in Afro-Eurasia (And What Could Go Wrong)

Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy is all about becoming the supreme “balancing” force in Afro-Eurasia through the skillful diplomatic management of the hemisphere’s multiple conflicts, though the greatest danger to this vision comes not from the US’ Hybrid Wars, but from Russia itself if its diplomatic and expert community representatives don’t rise to the occasion in properly explaining this strategy to...

Lebanon Elections: Hezbollah and Allies Gain a Parliamentary Majority

Lebanese parliamentary elections didn’t turn out the way Washington and Israel wanted. The May 6 general election was the first in nine years. Results were as follows: Hezbollah and its allies won a 67-seat majority of parliament’s 128 seats – equally divided between Muslims and Christians. The right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces was the biggest winner in Sunday elections, nearly doubling...