Russia’s Relationship with Israel and the S-300 Controversy

Ever since the Israeli-Syrian skirmish (falsely reported as an Israeli-Iranian clash in Syria by the mainstream press), questions have been circulating about what this means for Syria, Israel, Iran and the region, even the rest of the world. Was the retaliation by Syria all that was needed to finally make Israel understand that there might …

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Modi’s Mad Dash to Putin Won’t Change Russia’s Foreign Policy and It Won’t Change India’s Either

Indian Premier Narendra Modi is currently in Sochi for what is being described as “informal talks” with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But while the takes are being called informal, in reality the talks are intended from the Indian side to be a catch-all attempt to “reset” relations which have been disturbed by India’s increasingly intense relationship …

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How Russia and China Gained a Strategic Advantage in Hypersonic Technology

A hot topic in military prognostications regarding China, Russia and the United States revolves around the development and use of hypersonic technology for missiles or UAVs as an invulnerable means of attack. As we will see, not all three countries are dealing successfully with this task. The United States, China and Russia have in recent years increased …

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Will the Vatican Build Churches in the Wahhabi Kingdom?

There’s some serious confusion swirling around over whether Saudi Arabia will allow the Vatican to build churches in the Wahhabi Kingdom. International media initially reported that a high-ranking Vatican official signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia during his latest visit there which supposedly included provisions for allowing the construction of churches in one of the …

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On Accountability in the Light of Israeli Brutality

For the last few weeks Israel has displayed a new level of institutional criminality. Fearing that Palestinian protestors attempting to return to their land would cross the Gaza border fence, Israel deployed hundreds of snipers, scores of tanks and drones across the Gaza Strip border. The government ordered forces to shoot at anyone who managed …

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Tehran Eyes Path Ahead After US Withdrawal from Nuclear Pact

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has monopolized the highest levels of government in Tehran around the clock since the decision was announced on May 9. Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met yesterday with the European Union’s energy chief Miguel Arias Canete, …

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Serbs, Listen Up! Here’s Why Russia’s Getting Chummy with Croatia

The Russian-Croatian rapprochement might have understandably taken a lot of Serbs by surprise, partly because Moscow hasn’t invested the proper resources into explaining it to the country’s population, but this multidimensional outreach strategy to their regional rival is part of Russia’s larger ambition to “balance” the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” through pragmatic engagements with the …

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Facebook & Atlantic Council Unite: Now Social Media Giant Serves NATO’s Agenda

Facebook has engaged a think tank funded by weapons manufacturers, branches of the US military and Middle-Eastern monarchies to safeguard the democratic process. It's akin to hiring arsonists to run the fire brigade. If Facebook truly wanted to “protect democracy and elections worldwide,” it would build a broad coalition of experts and activists from a …

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