After Lebanon 2006, Syria 2011 and Iraq 2014, the “Arab NATO” and a Sunni-Shia War to Revive
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After Lebanon 2006, Syria 2011 and Iraq 2014, the “Arab NATO” and a Sunni-Shia War to Revive

All wars initiated or supported by the US establishment – from the occupation of Iraq in 2003, the second Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006, the regime-change in Syria in 2011 and the occupation of a third of Iraq in 2014 – have failed in their goal of stoking the fire of sectarian war between Sunni…

China in South Pacific Region: One Step Away from Absolute Power
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China in South Pacific Region: One Step Away from Absolute Power

The South Pacific region, stretching from the shores of Australia to South America and encompassing more than 30,000 islands, has felt China’s growing influenced since 2000s. By 2018, it had grown so strong that it became a threat to Australia’s strategic security. It should be noted that in the last 30 years, Australia has viewed…

U.S., Saudis Fight Over Crown Prince Advisor – White House Tries to Appease Erdogan
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U.S., Saudis Fight Over Crown Prince Advisor – White House Tries to Appease Erdogan

The chief prosecutor of Saudi Arabia cleared his boss, clown prince Muhammad bin Salman, of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. A number of easily replaceable people were indicted. In a coordinated move the U.S. Treasury sanctioned a number of the people who played a role in the Khashoggi case. There is an interesting…

The Throne on Four Chairs: The King of Jordan Is Looking for Support in Washington, Paris, Moscow and Damascus
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The Throne on Four Chairs: The King of Jordan Is Looking for Support in Washington, Paris, Moscow and Damascus

Given the attenuation of hostilities in Syria, problems appeared in the Arab monarchies, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Jordan, which are directly related to its civil war. For the Hashemite regime, these problems are objective. The Saudis created them on their own. The murder, as far as can be understood, on the orders…

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN
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Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta’s press pass must be returned immediately…

The US “Leading From Behind” in Africa Lets Russia “Lead From the Front”
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The US “Leading From Behind” in Africa Lets Russia “Lead From the Front”

The Pentagon’s decision to downscale its footprint in Africa makes Russia’s military efforts there more important than ever. A Pentagon spokeswoman announced that the US will withdraw hundreds of troops from Africa in the next few years in order to focus more on directly challenging Russia and China, taking care to explain that this supposedly…