India Didn’t “Defy” the US on the S-400s, But Is Partially Obeying
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India Didn’t “Defy” the US on the S-400s, But Is Partially Obeying

Unlike how it’s being popularly reported, India didn’t exactly “defy” the US by going forward with the planned signing of an S-400 deal with Russia later this year, but is partially obeying it because it’ll need to reduce its share of arms purchases from Moscow and continue cooperating with Washington on “security matters that are…

Which War for Mesopotamia? Iraq Must Choose Between Iran and the US
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Which War for Mesopotamia? Iraq Must Choose Between Iran and the US

In the coming month, following Eid al-Adha (August 21st), Iraq will be on the horns of a dilemma. The Federal Court has confirmed the results of the manual recount of the May parliamentary elections with insignificant changes to the previously announced results. After the holiday the Iraqi coalition that can assemble more than 165 parliamentary seats…

What If the World Started Using US Logic in Its Relations with America?
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What If the World Started Using US Logic in Its Relations with America?

You’re sanctioned! You’re bombed! You’re invaded! The US has plenty of punishments lined up for states which it claims are doing things wrong. But what if the rest of the world held the US to the same standards? Last Thursday was quite an unusual day. The US didn’t impose new sanctions on anyone. Not unless…

The Druze Have to Face that in Israel, Some are Far More Equal than Others
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The Druze Have to Face that in Israel, Some are Far More Equal than Others

Here’s a riddle: when is a campaign for equality not really about equality? When it’s in Israel, it seems. Earlier this month, tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel – those belonging to the small Druze religious sect – staged a protest in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. They were joined by large…