Twenty Years Ago: NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia: Who are the War Criminals?
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Twenty Years Ago: NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia: Who are the War Criminals?

Twenty years ago in the early hours of March 24, 1999, NATO began the bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. “The operation was code-named “Allied Force ” – a cold, uninspired and perfectly descriptive moniker” according to Nebosja Malic.  This article was first written in early May 1999 at the height of the bombing of Yugoslavia.  The causes…

Russia’s Recognition of “North Macedonia” Is Part of the “New Balkans” Plan
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Russia’s Recognition of “North Macedonia” Is Part of the “New Balkans” Plan

Russia’s recognition of “North Macedonia” disappointed many activists in what Moscow would have otherwise continued to regard as the Republic of Macedonia per its constitutionally legitimate name, but this purely political move shouldn’t have been all that unexpected in hindsight because it correlates with speculation that Moscow plans to take the lead in shaping the…

Oil Profits Grease Trump Administration’s Move to Recognize Israeli Annexation of Golan
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Oil Profits Grease Trump Administration’s Move to Recognize Israeli Annexation of Golan

Washington last week gave another sign that the Trump administration is moving towards declaring the Golan Heights to be Israeli sovereign territory. At the heart of the move are huge anticipated US-Israeli oil profits. In an annual human rights report, the State Department referred to the Golan Heights as “Israeli-controlled,” dropping the international norm of…