Syria Is the Next Step in the Russian-Saudi Rapprochement
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Syria Is the Next Step in the Russian-Saudi Rapprochement

The fast-moving and full-spectrum Russian-Saudi rapprochement has now been revealed to have taken on peacemaking dimensions in Syria. The Saudi Ambassador to Russia gave an exclusive interview to Sputnik where he revealed that the two Great Powers are working more closely together in Syria than had previously been acknowledged. Up until this point, it was…

Protecting and Preserving Syria’s Sovereign Independence
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Protecting and Preserving Syria’s Sovereign Independence

Russia wants all non-Syrian forces withdrawn from southern areas bordering Israel. More on this below. The right to self-defense is inviolable under international law, including under Article 51 of the UN Charter. It prohibits one nation from attacking another except in self-defense, stating: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual…

Intel Agencies Don’t Even Try to Hide Infiltration of the Media – It’s Right In Your Face
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Intel Agencies Don’t Even Try to Hide Infiltration of the Media – It’s Right In Your Face

In the old days, America’s top spies would complete their tenures at the CIA or one of the other Washington puzzle palaces and segue to more ordinary pursuits. Some wrote their memoirs. One ran for president. Another died a few months after surrendering his post. But today’s national-security establishment retiree has a different game plan. After so many years of brawling…

The Hidden Stakes Behind Venezuela’s Presidential Election
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The Hidden Stakes Behind Venezuela’s Presidential Election

Formally speaking, the level of abstention during the Presidential election in Venezuela does not allow us to validate the democratic character of the victory of Nicolás Maduro. However, the amount of participation is easily sufficient, in the middle of an economic war, to illustrate popular support for national institutions. Indeed, far more than the Chàvists’…