The US Is Helping Israel & the GCC Team Up Against Turkey in “Syrian Kurdistan”
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The US Is Helping Israel & the GCC Team Up Against Turkey in “Syrian Kurdistan”

The US is setting up so-called “observation posts” along Syria’s border with Turkey. This controversial move was sharply criticized by Turkey, which sees it as further proof that the US is continuing to protect Syrian Kurdish groups that Ankara officially regards as terrorists. The argument can be made that the US is trying to deter…

With Azov Sea Events Stealing Spotlight, US Gathers Huge Military Force in and Around Syria
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With Azov Sea Events Stealing Spotlight, US Gathers Huge Military Force in and Around Syria

While the world attention is riveted to the situation in the Azov Sea and the relationship between Russia and Ukraine, US forces are getting prepared for a large-scale military operation in Syria. US President Donald Trump announced this past March that the military personnel would be leaving Syria “very soon.” Looks like he has changed his mind…

Who is Winning the US-Chinese AI Arms Race?
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Who is Winning the US-Chinese AI Arms Race?

Information technology has already transformed virtually every aspect of modern civilization. The rise of artificial intelligence and the ability of systems to train themselves rather than be programmed, allowing them to perform tasks no human could, is expected to have as much, if not more an impact than the proliferation of computers and the Internet. The Wall…

The Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Foreign Policy
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The Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Foreign Policy

When Vladimir Putin visited President Erdogan’s lavish new $500-million presidential palace in Ankara, he had one thing to say: “I’m very impressed.” Professor Hasan Unal, savoring the dry humor, derives as much pleasure in retelling the story as Putin’s remark may have been lost on Erdogan, who is famous for his lack of humor. Professor Hasan…

Is Nuclear War Our Destiny?
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Is Nuclear War Our Destiny?

When evaluating the behavior of a sociopath, what constitutes success and failure can prove quite challenging. The US wars against Syria and Iraq were largely failures, as Washington failed to oust Assad and also failed to install a puppet government in Baghdad, which is now allied with Iran. The destruction of Yugoslavia was a resounding…