Does Anybody Really Believe That Iran’s “Advisors” Are Unarmed Non-Combatants?

The controversy over Iranian “advisors” in Syria and their actual battlefield function is nothing more than a word game designed to delay the “phased withdrawal” of Tehran’s forces. The US, “Israel”, and even Russia have called for the withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria, albeit for different reasons and expressed in different ways, though Damascus …

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on June 1, 2018. Photo: AFP via KCNA and KNS

Russia Pushes Back at US on North Korea

The visit by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Pyongyang on May 31 was a poignant moment for both countries. This was a rare meeting between a senior Russian official and a member of the Kim dynasty. Yet, Russia has been the oldest friend and mentor of the ruling family in Pyongyang. Kim’s family …

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US President Donald J. Trump, 08 March 2018. © Michael Reynolds / Global Look Press

Is There Method to Donald Trump’s Supposed Madness on Trade?

It would be an understatement to suggest that Trump’s decision to slap higher tariffs on practically everybody – has outraged almost everyone: most of the business community, foreign governments, media and experts from all fields. President Donald Trump, it is said, is unleashing a global trade war, which is already beginning with promised retaliatory measures …

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Syria’s Upcoming Constitutional Commission will be about “Decentralization”

Syria recently announced that it has handed over to its Russian and Iranian Astana partners a list of experts to participate in the upcoming UN-supervised “constitutional commission”. This is an important milestone in the peace process because it proves that President Assad was sincere when he told his Russian counterpart in Sochi last month about …

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How Likely is it that US troops will be Withdrawn from South Korea?

On May 4, the New York Times, 2018 citing a number of different sources, reported that Donald Trump had ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans for a possible reduction of America’s military presence in South Korea. Of course, it is not a question of Kim yielding, but, according to unnamed, but well-informed persons, the signing …

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President Rodrigo Duterte arrives to take part during the change of command, Quezon city, Metro Manila, December 7, 2016 © Erik de Castro / Reuters

Is Duterte Really Threatening War with China? The Opposite may be True…

The media wants you to believe that the Philippines is headed towards war with China. The truth may in fact be the opposite. If you followed international headlines this week, you may have been alarmed to see the shocking revelation that, despite wanting a closer relationship with China, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte was now ready …

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Roundup Herbicide: A Kidney-Killer?

An observational study confirms the hypothesis that Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is behind the mysterious global epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has taken thousands of lives.  Back in early 2014, in an article titled “Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease,” we first reported on a paper proposing a causal link between exposure …

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