The Taliban’s Victory Along the Turkmenistani Border Is One of Its Most Important Yet
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The Taliban’s Victory Along the Turkmenistani Border Is One of Its Most Important Yet

The Afghan Civil War spilling over into Turkmenistan. The Taliban reportedly chased approximately 100 members of the Afghan Border Forces into Turkmenistan following heated fighting in the province of Badghis that also saw the insurgents – which are officially recognized as terrorists by the UN and the Russian Federation in spite of the latter recently…

So What If Trump “Recognizes” “Israel’s” Annexation of the Golan?
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So What If Trump “Recognizes” “Israel’s” Annexation of the Golan?

Who really cares what Trump says when nobody’s words one way or the other are going to change the reality that “Israel” probably won’t be dislodged from the occupied Golan Heights anytime soon, especially not when Russian troops are enforcing an anti-Iranian “buffer zone” there and Moscow itself strongly suggested that Damascus surrender this territory…

Lebanon Must Turn to Europe as Me​diato​r for Its Maritime Claims Dispute with Israel
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Lebanon Must Turn to Europe as Me​diato​r for Its Maritime Claims Dispute with Israel

Lebanon is preparing to receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with no domestic enthusiasm. It is foreseen that the visit will bring no positive outcome to the country. This conclusion has been reached by many Lebanese officials following previous visits by Assistant Secretary of State David Hill, and after him by US Deputy Assistant…

US-Germany Rift Set to Blow
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US-Germany Rift Set to Blow

This is going to get very ugly. Germany is openly defying US President Trump’s demands to spend more on its NATO budget. Already the American ambassador to the country is crying foul, prompting German calls for his expulsion. Of all the countries in the European Union, it is Germany that’s been mostly on the receiving end of Trump’s…