Russia’s Head of Intelligence Service and Deputy Defence Minister in Pakistan
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Russia’s Head of Intelligence Service and Deputy Defence Minister in Pakistan

The Russians seek to mark their presence in Pakistan; first, the country was visited by Russia’s Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin, who took part in a meeting of leaders of intelligence services of Russia, China and Iran. Then, it was Russian Deputy Defence Minister who paid visit to the country with the…

All Hands on Deck: The Caspian Sails Towards Eurasia Integration
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All Hands on Deck: The Caspian Sails Towards Eurasia Integration

The long-awaited deal on the legal status of the Caspian Sea signed on Sunday in the Kazakh port of Aktau is a defining moment in the ongoing, massive drive towards Eurasia integration. Up to the early 19th century, the quintessentially Eurasian body of water – a connectivity corridor between Asia and Europe over a wealth…

The US-Turkey Crisis: The NATO Alliance Forged in 1949 Is Today Largely Irrelevant
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The US-Turkey Crisis: The NATO Alliance Forged in 1949 Is Today Largely Irrelevant

There has been some reporting in the United States mass media about the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara and what it might mean. Such a falling out between NATO members has not been seen since France left the alliance in 1966 and observers note that the hostility emanating from both sides suggests that far…

The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes
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The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem that has wracked countries like Syria and…

America’s War on Yemen Exposed
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America’s War on Yemen Exposed

As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is coming to full light. Global condemnation of Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets has brought public attention to Washington’s role in the conflict – a…

The US’ Rebuff of Russia’s Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism
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The US’ Rebuff of Russia’s Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism

The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov asked his closest American counterpart Joseph Dunford to assist his country in jointly stabilizing Syria. Reuters reported that the proposal to cooperate on the repatriation of refugees and reconstruction projects in the Arab Republic was met with an “icy reception” by US decision makers,…