All Under Heaven, China’s Challenge to the Westphalian System
Opinion

All Under Heaven, China’s Challenge to the Westphalian System

Embedded in the now dominant US narrative of “Chinese aggression”, Sinophobes claim that China is not only a threat to the American way of life, but also an existential threat to the American republic. It’s worth noting, of course, that the American way of life has long ceased to be a model to be emulated all across…

Russian-Kurdish Negotiations in Moscow: Turkey has Defined Its Options and Washington Is Trying to Gain Time
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Russian-Kurdish Negotiations in Moscow: Turkey has Defined Its Options and Washington Is Trying to Gain Time

Secret negotiations are ongoing in Moscow and Damascus between representatives of the Syrian Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Russian officials concerning the fate of Kurdish militants in Syria. The Kurdish delegation is hoping that Russia – and not the US – will adopt the role of guarantor of their safety and is trying to gain…

The US Five-Point 'Non-Paper' for Syria Delivered by Bolton to Turkey
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The US Five-Point 'Non-Paper' for Syria Delivered by Bolton to Turkey

US diplomats and military officials failed to present any specific details to their Turkish counterparts about Washington’s plans to withdraw its forces from northern Syria during National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to Ankara on Tuesday, Middle East Eye has learned. Turkish officials had been expecting Bolton and his entourage to bring with them draft…