Russia Will Establish an Unofficial No-Fly Zone Over Syria

Today (September 24) Defense Minster Shoigu announced measures which went far beyond what I had hoped for. Specifically, Shoigu has announced that Russia will Supply S-300 air defense systems (with a 250km range) to the Syrians in the next two weeks. Russia will deliver advanced automated air defense management systems which will *dramatically* increase the …

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Shoigu’s Statement Might Not Be the Salvation for Syria That Some Think It Will Be

The Russian Defense Minister’s announcement of his country’s countermeasures to “Israeli” recklessness in Syria shouldn’t be celebrated right away as the country’s salvation from foreign conventional aggression because the situation isn’t as clear-cut as some will expectedly simplify it as. Russia’s “Shield” In Syria Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced his country’s comprehensive countermeasures to …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, July 11, 2018. (C) Yuri Kadobnov/REUTERS

Friction Heats Up Between Russia, Israel Over Downed Aircraft

Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin sat in the Kremlin Sept. 20, presenting his Russian counterparts with conclusive proof that Israel acted in good faith, professionally and with precision during an air raid in Syria that led to the downing of a Russian spy plane. Yet at the same time, the Russians were renewing their …

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Xinjiang : The New Great Game

The world crossed a geopolitical watershed at the end of 2017. That was when the American Empire officially declared China its No.1 national-security threat, alongside Russia. Since then, Washington has spared no effort to confront and contain China on multiple fronts. These include an intensifying trade war, bans on Chinese acquisitions of US assets, a …

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US Vows to “Overthrow” Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians

A terrorist attack on a military parade targeting civilians and military personnel alike left at least 29 dead and up to 70 more wounded in Iran’s southwest region of Ahvaz. At the same time, in New York City, US political figures including US President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudolph Giuliani attended and expressed open support for …

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Trade War III – Third Time’s the Charm

The trade war will not result in bringing more business back to American soil: Just 6% of our member companies say this current US-China trade dispute would make them consider relocating operations back home. William Zarit, Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in China. This is America’s third trade war on China: we held …

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US Imposes Sanctions on China for Buying Russian Weapons: Waging War on All Fronts

On Sept. 20 the US imposed punitive measures against China's military under the 2017 Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), in retaliation for its purchases of Russian military equipment. The move is meant to “punish” Moscow for what American officials call "malign activities." The State Department slapped sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD) …

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Trump Exposed US & International Hypocrisy by Ending American Aid to Palestine

The US ended its economic and humanitarian aid to Palestine. The latest and final cut to these programs concerns a relatively paltry $10 million initiative and comes on the back of $500 million in other aid that was discontinued over the past year in what critics have condemned as a crude campaign to pressure the …

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Not ‘in Tatters’: Why the West Has Failed to Destroy Russia’s Economy

Despite Barack Obama’s economic sanctions against Russia, and the plunge in oil prices that King Saud agreed to with Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry on 11 September 2014, the economic damages that the US and Sauds have aimed against a particular oil-and-gas giant, Russia, have hit mostly elsewhere — at least till now. This has been …

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