Daily Archive: August 30, 2018

US Pushing the Gambit in Syria: Something Big Is Coming as Officials Ramp Up Threats

We warned previously thatsomething big is coming in Syria as the final showdown for al-Qaeda held Idlib looms with the Syrian Army and Russian aerial and naval forces taking position. Pentagon and US officials continue pushing the gambit, setting the stage to play the “Assad is gassing his own people” card should so much as an inkling of a White Helmets allegation...

On a Collision Course: Is the US at War with Turkey? US Installs Air Defense System in Northern Syria? Preparations for No Fly Zone?

According to Ugur Ergan, Hurriyet Daily News, (yet to be confirmed) the US is installing an Air Defense system and electronic radar systems in Northern Syria, in Kobani, close to the border with Turkey. The Western media has not covered these developments. The Kobani region is controlled by US supported YPG Kurdish rebels, together with a contingent of 2000 US forces....

Russia’s Sub Sale to the Philippines Would Stabilize the South China Sea

The Philippines is willing to go forward with a prospective Russian submarine deal despite heavy American pressure. President Duterte rebuffed the earlier criticism of his plans that US Assistant Defense Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver warned “wouldn’t be a helpful thing to do in our alliance” by rhetorically asking “who are you to warn us?”, which was followed...

Germany’s Request to Partner with the Three Seas Initiative Is a Win for Poland

The EU’s de-facto leader officially acknowledged an irreversible sub-bloc integrational reality by requesting to partner with the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative”. Poland received an unprecedented boost to its rising international prestige after Germany requested to partner with the Warsaw-led “Three Seas Initiative” (TSI) ahead of the sub-regional integrational bloc’s upcoming summit in Bucharest from 17-18 September. The EU’s leader had...