Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz at a press conference in Mecca in 2012. (AFP)

Senior Saudi Prince Flies Home to Tackle MbS Succession

Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia after a prolonged absence in London, to mount a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or find someone who can. The septuagenarian prince, an open critic of bin Salman (MbS), has travelled with security guarantees given by US and UK officials. …

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China Is On the Warpath. Who Will Be the First Victim?

The head of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, explicitly stated that the Chinese army was preparing for war. The newly appointed Minister of Defense of the country, Wei Fenhe, no less frankly stated that "challenges to China’s sovereignty over Taiwan are extremely dangerous and will lead to military action." China completed the deployment …

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The New U.S. Strategy in Syria Is Bound to Fail. Trump Wants “Regime Change” and the Withdrawal of Iranian Forces

he leading analysts repeatedly stated that the U.S. has failed to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Recently, The National Interest reporter and researcher, Doug Bandow, has made sure of it during his trip to Damascus. He claims “at long last, the conflict is winding down. Assad has won, and Washington has lost, and America’s approach has been a disastrous failure.’  …

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The Kenyan-Chinese Trade Controversy has Messy Consequences for the Silk Road

Kenya and China have to quickly overcome their trade controversy otherwise the Silk Road will suffer. Acting Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Li Xuhang lashed out at his hosts for ordering a ban on specific fish imports at the beginning of next year that’s widely interpreted as targeting one of his East Asian nation’s exports, supposedly …

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The Return of the Latin American Caudillos

Latin America’s “springtime of socialism” is at a close. After over a decade of progressive socialist presidents putting people ahead of cronyism, Latin America’s oligarchs, through the abuse of the courts, parliaments, and electoral systems, have put caudillos in office throughout the region. Unlike the past, when local generals, with a wink-and-a-nod from the local …

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US has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

First published in November 2015 After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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