Is Chad Losing Control of the Central African Pivot Space?
Opinion

Is Chad Losing Control of the Central African Pivot Space?

The geostrategically pivotal Central African country of Chad is dangerously losing control of the region after recent developments despite having one of Africa’s most powerful militaries, with Boko Haram’s deadliest-ever attack against its forces last Friday proving why the government of long-serving leader Idriss Deby depends on being a joint Franco-Zionist protectorate in order to…

Trump Draws Down in Syria, Afghanistan, the Empire Escalates in Somalia
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Trump Draws Down in Syria, Afghanistan, the Empire Escalates in Somalia

While the Trump administration has very visibly made and modified plans to reduce U.S. military intervention in Syria and Afghanistan, it has quietly escalated the fight in Somalia. U.S. airstrikes in the North African nation are on the rise, The New York Times reported Sunday, and that higher pace of bombardment has contributed to increased civilian displacement…

The Lies of Algerian Power
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The Lies of Algerian Power

The international medias are discovering with astonishment the reality of the Algerian Power that, until now, they have worked to hide. This Power is not the prize of a single clan, but that of several men of whom the figure of President Bouteflika is the central balancing point. In Algerian Power, who defends what? These…

New Turkey-Iran-Qatar Axis Is Rising in Middle East, and It has Saudi Arabia Furious
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New Turkey-Iran-Qatar Axis Is Rising in Middle East, and It has Saudi Arabia Furious

A new alliance being formed by Qatar, Turkey, and Iran, with the potential to receive the backing of Russia and China, is a major concern to the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. The aftermath of over eight years of war in Syria has changed the regional dynamics in a way almost certainly never envisioned by…

All Roads Lead to Rome for Xi
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All Roads Lead to Rome for Xi

All (silk) roads do lead to Rome, as this Saturday Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will sign a memorandum to adhere to the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Afterward, Xi becomes a magnanimous version of The Sicilian, visiting the port of Palermo, with Beijing intent on investing…

US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road
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US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road

“A dinosaur with a bird’s brain”. This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of the chiefs of staff of Syria, Iraq and Iran in Damascus this week would not…