Daily Archive: March 11, 2019

How a Nuclear War between India and Pakistan could Reverse Global Warming

We’re at a scary moment internationally as tensions escalate between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan, and we should all be praying for things to calm down. In addition to the horrible death toll and humanitarian crisis that would follow, according to scientists, a small-scale nuclear war could actually reverse global warming and actually cause devastating global cooling. To...

Algeria: The Iceberg That Could Sink Emmanuel Macron

After surviving several assassination attempts by French partisans of Algérie Française , Charles de Gaulle in March 1962 signed a peace agreement ending French sovereignty over Algeria. The war for Algerian independence had been long and vicious, marked by terrorism and torture. Everyone who mattered in French politics believed in 1954 that Algeria was an integral part of France, to be defended at all...

Lavrov’s Trip to the Gulf Was a Great Leap Forward for Russia’s GCC Ties

The Russian Foreign Minister travelled to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates in a chain of visits that showcased his country’s improved ties with what are generally regarded as some of the US’ closest allies. Russia’s interests in these Kingdoms are multifaceted but mainly come down to energy coordination, bilateral investments (especially courting Gulf investments into Russia),...

Whose Interests Are Served by the US Occupation of East Syria: America’s or Israel’s?

What is Israel’s stake in east Syria? Has Israel influenced Washington’s decision to maintain a long-term military presence in Syria? How does Israel benefit from the splintering of Syria into smaller statelets and from undermining the power of the central government in Damascus? Did Israel’s regional ambitions factor into Trump’s decision to shrug off Turkey’s national security concerns and create...