Saudi Arabia and Iran: When It Comes to Exiles, the Pot Calls the Kettle Black
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Saudi Arabia and Iran: When It Comes to Exiles, the Pot Calls the Kettle Black

If Saudi Arabia is under pressure to give chapter and verse on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, Iran risks straining relations with Europe at a time that it needs European support the most by targeting ethnic rights activists. Mr. Khashoggi’s murder has focused attention on Saudi harassment and intimidation…

It Is a New Era, but China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East
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It Is a New Era, but China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East

Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ political turmoil and the global power realignment – which is on full display in the Middle East – indicate that a new era is, indeed, in the making. Unsurprisingly, this new era…

Yemen – After 200,000 Died an Embarrassed U.S. Finally Calls for Negotiations
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Yemen – After 200,000 Died an Embarrassed U.S. Finally Calls for Negotiations

Isa Blumiwrites: The war on Yemen today is a brutal example of how the expansion of global capitalist interests destroys nations. It first takes the form of neoliberalism (often innocently labeled as globalisation) and then, as the inevitable structural collapse of the targeted country begins, (with its inevitable popular resistance undermining the political order), a…

A Senior Russian Diplomat Confirms: “Russia Is Preparing for War” – Is Anybody Listening?
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A Senior Russian Diplomat Confirms: “Russia Is Preparing for War” – Is Anybody Listening?

Andrei Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, has recently made an important statement which I shall quote in full and then provide a translation. Original Russian text: “Тут недавно на заседании Соединенные Штаты заявили, что Россия готовится к войне. Да, Россия готовится к войне, я это подтверждаю….