Different worlds: an injured protester is treated in Gaza; and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Both events happened 100km apart on 14 May 2018 (AFP/Reuters)

Dancing on the Dead: The US Embassy Opens a New Era of Bloodshed

Four days after the coronation of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, a banquet was due to be held for the common folk at Khodynka Field in Moscow, where each participant was to be given a bread roll, a piece of sausage, a pretzel, a gingerbread and a commemorative cup. Needless to say, word …

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Russia Is Already “Balancing” Iran in the Mideast

Russia’s predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized “Shiite Crescent” and allows the Kremlin to “balance” Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. It’s impossible to ignore the geopolitical reality that the “progressive” faction of Russia’s permanent military, intelligence, …

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America’s Jerusalem Embassy for Mass Murder, Occupation and Wider War

How obscenely ironic. Embassies traditionally symbolize diplomacy and peace. The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was occasioned by a grotesque baptism of murder of Palestinians, heralding wider war in the Middle East. Not only that, but on the very anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes of ethnic cleansing and dispossession over …

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What Else is Washington Not Telling Us About US Participation in Yemen?

The Covert Role of the US in Yemen The recent news about Green Berets deployed along the Saudi border highlights the ever-growing U.S. role. So, what else is Washington not disclosing about the US in Yemen? The United States regime has consistently downplayed its role in Yemen while news emerges that counters this narrative. Let’s take …

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Trump and the Iran Deal as Viewed from the Constructivist Perspective

The Constructivist school of International Relations provides observers with an interesting explanation for why Trump pulled out of the Iran deal and allows one to better understand the weaponized soft power messages that he’s trying to propagate around the world by doing so. Constructivism is perhaps the most controversial of the three main theories of …

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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of Social Media

While the pool of Facebook accounts suspected of being harvested by Cambridge Analytica continues to grow it’s important to recognize that there’s more to this story than a cabal of shady republican operators. By focusing on Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL, the major news outlets are creating the perception that what’s happening is the work …

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