Daily Archive: November 12, 2018

The Reopening of the UAE Embassy Might Signal Syria’s Pivot to the GCC

It would be foolish to believe that the uber-wealthy UAE needs war-torn Syria more than the reverse, so the reported reopening of the Emirati Embassy more than likely signals a significant change in policy on Damascus’ behalf and not Abu Dhabi’s, the ramifications of which could be far-reaching for the entire region and especially Iran. Planning A Pivot Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi...

US ‘War on Terror’ Claimed Half a Million Lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the so-called US ‘war on terror’ launched following 9/11 in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan alone, a new study says. The real death toll might be even higher, the author warns. Between 480,000 and 507,000, including civilians, local military and law enforcement forces, militants as well as the US and allied troops...

Trump’s Anti-Iranian Sanctions Waivers Are Strategic, Not Signs of Weakness

The US temporarily waived its anti-Iranian sanctions for a handful of countries and the breakaway Chinese province of Taiwan. Some observers interpreted this as a sign of weakness indicating the Trump Administration’s inability to enforce its unilateral sanctions in the face of the emerging Multipolar World Order, but the truth is that these waivers are highly strategic because of the...