The World will Never Agree to an Expanded INF Treaty, and the US Knows It
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The World will Never Agree to an Expanded INF Treaty, and the US Knows It

The US knows that its public pretense of pulling out of the INF Treaty in order to compel other countries to join an expanded version of it is unbelievable because most other powers with these intermediate-range missile capabilities won’t ever accede to a new agreement, but America’s going forward with this narrative anyhow in order…

East-West Confrontation. The INF Treaty. It Is Like a Western Movie: A Showdown Is in the Making
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East-West Confrontation. The INF Treaty. It Is Like a Western Movie: A Showdown Is in the Making

It has taken the US military/security complex 31 years to get rid of President Reagan’s last nuclear disarmament achievement—the INF Treaty that President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev achieved in 1987. The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was ratified by the US Senate on May 27, 1988 and became effective a few days later on…

US Withdrawal from INF Treaty: Implications for Asia Pacific
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US Withdrawal from INF Treaty: Implications for Asia Pacific

One of the motives behind the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty is its desire to acquire first-strike capability against Russia from Europe, while keeping intact its strategic nuclear arsenal. Another motivation is the need to keep China, America’s fiercest geopolitical challenger, in its crosshairs by forcing it to alter its foreign, defense, and trade policies in…

Here Are the Geopolitical Implications of Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Speech on Jamal Khashoggi
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Here Are the Geopolitical Implications of Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Speech on Jamal Khashoggi

What Erdogan said Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has addressed the parliament in Istanbul during which time he delivered a statement on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On the 2nd of October Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and was never seen again. Weeks later, Riyadh stated that the journalist was murdered during…

Khashoggi Drama – A Deal Is No Longer Possible – Erdogan Demands That MbS Goes
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Khashoggi Drama – A Deal Is No Longer Possible – Erdogan Demands That MbS Goes

The Khashoggi saga continues to influence Middle East policies. On Friday the Saudi regime admitted that Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Since then they have changed their story twice: After weeks of denying involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, Saudi Arabia said that he was killed in the Istanbul consulate, saying his death was…