Iran Just Fell Victim to Blowback from the US-Indian Hybrid War on CPEC

The suicide bombing that just took place in Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar was more than likely caused by blowback from the joint US-Indian Hybrid War on CPEC, in which case Tehran would do well to reconsider its strategic partnership with New Delhi and ask itself whether it’s worth facilitating the country’s entrance into Central …

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Operation Northern Shield: Countdown to Another Israel-Hezbollah War?

The State of Israel has conducted an operation to destroy tunnels on the Israeli side of the what is internationally known as the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted “We have just launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from #Lebanon to …

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China Outraged at Arrest of Huawei CFO, Warns It Will “Take All Measures”

So much for a trade war truce between China and the US, or a stock market Christmas rally for that matter. Shortly after the news hit that Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng — also deputy chairwoman and the daughter of Huawei’s founder — was arrested on December 1, or right around the time Trump and Xi …

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Mattis Tells All Without Any Evidence

The insanity runs deep in Washington but it has also briefly surfaced at Simi Valley in California at the Reagan National Defense Forum, which ran through last weekend. United States Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis was the keynote speaker on Saturday. He had a few interesting things to say, the most remarkable of which was …

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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production

To cut and push up prices or not to cut and preserve market share, this is the question that Saudi Arabia is facing ahead of this year’s December OPEC meeting. It seems like just yesterday when OPEC met in 2016 and decided to cut production by 1.8 million barrels daily, including from Russia, to reverse …

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in London on 6 June (AFP)

Colluding in War Crimes: Britain’s Unreported Military Alliance with Israel

Britain’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, recently visited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pledging to increase trade and investment between the two countries, which already stands at a record $9bn.  While more than 230 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured by Israeli forces since March, London’s ties with Tel Aviv are growing ever …

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US Senate Resolution Potentially Changes Middle East Dynamics

A draft US Senate resolution describing Saudi policy in the Middle East as a "wrecking ball" and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if adopted and implemented, potentially could change the dynamics of the region's politics and create an initial exit from almost a decade of mayhem, …

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“Designer Babies” Could Lead to “Super Cyborg” and Bioweapons Arms Races

A Chinese scientist claims to be the first person to genetically engineer babies. According to Professor He Jiankui, he used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology to make it so that two twin girls were born immune to HIV, justifying his unconfirmed but nevertheless ultra-controversial actions on the basis of wanting to be a trailblazer and …

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