USA Announces Withdrawal from the Levant: Time for All Parties to Rethink Their Next Move
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USA Announces Withdrawal from the Levant: Time for All Parties to Rethink Their Next Move

The sudden announcement of the imminent withdrawal of US forces from north-east Syria is being widely criticised by US pundits, think-tank analysts, and many US establishment voices. They claim that President Donald Trump’s decision may create a vacuum soon to be replaced either by an Iranian proxy militia or by Turkey. But in reality, the…

Why Trump’s Peace Signal in Syria Could See US Clash with Russia in Ukraine
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Why Trump’s Peace Signal in Syria Could See US Clash with Russia in Ukraine

Trump’s abrupt call for US troops to leave Syria is being lambasted by his domestic critics as “a gift to Russia.” The paradox is that peace signals on Syria could bode sharper conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Hardly a gift. President Trump’s announcement via Twitter of a military pullout from Syria is best understood as…

North Korea Slams Hostile US Sanctions and Pressure
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North Korea Slams Hostile US Sanctions and Pressure

Washington negotiates in bad faith, consistently making unacceptable demands, offering nothing in return but empty promises to be broken. A key sticking point in US/Pyongyang talks is the Trump regime’s refusal to ease sanctions – nor offer any good faith guarantees, failing to yield anything on issues mattering most to the DPRK. Last week, Russia’s…

The History of War: What the ‘Neocon Chickenhawks’ Have Wrought. One Trillion on US Military Spending
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The History of War: What the ‘Neocon Chickenhawks’ Have Wrought. One Trillion on US Military Spending

The 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I has generated a lot of discussion and articles about the so-called “Great War.” Most of the neocon chickenhawks who so eagerly led us into the disastrous war in Iraq seemingly want to be regarded as modern-day Winston Churchills. They might be…

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Psychoanalysing NATO: Schizophrenia

NATO sorrowfully explains its problems with Russia on its official website: For more than two decades, NATO has worked to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest. Cooperation has been suspended since 2014 in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine but political and military channels of communication…