Pakistan Is Russia’s New Unlikely Friend

If Rudyard Kipling met Vladimir Putin, he’d have a stern word for that unsportsmanlike Russian chap. How dare he put his hands on Pakistan! Doesn’t he know the rules of the “Great Game” of the late nineteenth century, when Britain feared that Russian armies would advance out of Central Asia to overrun British-controlled India (which …

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On the Topic of the Russia-Israel-Syria Affair

I will first start this article by saying that I have read, both intentionally and unintentionally (stumbled upon), lots and lots of opinions about this specific topic. The main bulk of these opinions recycle the usual blaming of Russia and offer suggestions for how things “should” have been done and “should” now be done. The consensus …

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Ethiopia Might Power Saudi Arabia and Become the Next Member of the GCC+

The rising African Great Power of Ethiopia might prospectively export electricity to Saudi Arabia upon the completion of its Grand Renaissance Dam and thus become the next de-facto member of the GCC+. “Friendly Competition” The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Agency’s (GCCIA) Ahmed Ali Al-Ebrahim told Climate News that the regional integration organization will undertake a …

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Iran Looks On as Israeli Arrogance Forces Putin’s Hand

Russia has decided to send to Syria its S-300 VM system and has started delivering the Krasukha 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment. These installations indicate the low level of relations between Moscow and Tel Aviv. Israel’s capacity to destroy the new Russian system in Syria is not at issue. Israel may …

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The US’ Mideast Missile Pullout Isn’t That Big of a Deal

Observers shouldn’t read too deeply into the US withdrawing some anti-air missile systems from the Mideast because it’s motivated entirely by economic factors and has nothing to do with standing down in the face of Iran or Russia. The Wall Street Journal revealed that the US is pulling four Patriot anti-air missile systems from Bahrain, …

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UK and US Now Overtly Honor Al Qaeda

The United Kingdom is resettling Al Qaeda’s Syrian medical unit, called the “White Helmets," as “refugees” in UK. The White Helmets organization is funded by UK’s MI6 and America’s CIA, and is headed by Raed Saleh, who was prohibited from visiting the US because he’s a terrorist. These jihadists won’t just have UK honors (and they already …

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