Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson’s Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job

Thirteen hours before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned from the presidential Twitter feed that he was being fired, he did something that President Donald Trump had been unwilling to do. Following a phone call with his British counterpart, Tillerson condemned a deadly nerve agent attack in the U.K., saying that he had “full confidence …

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Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and US interests that seem doomed to collision course—mainly because Pakistan’s national interests are rarely what the US thinks they …

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Pakistan’s Regional Maritime Security Patrols Are an Extension of CPEC

The Pakistani Navy commenced Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) in the northwestern corner of the Indian Ocean last month that have since seen the country’s ships pay visits to Saudi Arabia and Oman, thereby broadening the scope of Pakistani influence in the emerging Multipolar World Order. The patrols are fully in line with international law …

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Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran “Triple Entente”

Donald Trump has just sent a dirty message to the president of Turkey. Why? What is the objective behind Trump’s statement? While Turkey is officially a member of NATO as well as a firm ally of the US, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been developing “friendly relations” with two of America’s staunchest enemies, namely Iran and …

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Farcical “Ceasefire” in Gaza

Israeli ceasefire terms are one-way, demanding everything, giving nothing in return but empty promises – breached every time made. They’re all about affording to itself the right to use indiscriminate, disproportionate force against defenseless Palestinian civilians – the right to kill, maim, and otherwise brutalize them with impunity, while denying them the right of self-defense. …

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To Hell with U.S. Jobs, Let’s Get Iran!

President Trump keeps vowing to create more jobs in America. But his actions often speak differently. The most egregious example was Trump’s cancellation of the multi-national Iran nuclear treaty that had been welcomed by the world as a major step to Mideast denuclearization. In abrogating the international treaty signed by the US, Britain, France, Germany, …

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait City on 5 December 2017 (AFP)

Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Idea Is Doomed to Fail

The United States is reportedly floating plans for a new security alliance with six Gulf Arab states, alongside Jordan and Egypt, to counter Iran's growing presence in the region. Provisionally named the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), some have dubbed it an “Arab NATO” of Sunni Muslim allies. “MESA will serve as a bulwark against …

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