The US Is Stoking Congo’s “Deep State” Civil War in Order to “Contain” China
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The US Is Stoking Congo’s “Deep State” Civil War in Order to “Contain” China

The “African Spring” seems ready to spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after there are visible signs that the US is stoking its “deep state” civil war in order create obstacles to China’s hitherto unrestricted access to cobalt there, with the possible success of this non-kinetic “containment” measure having the chance to dramatically…

Russia, Lebanon, and “Weapons of Mass Migration”
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Russia, Lebanon, and “Weapons of Mass Migration”

The Lebanese President warned during his trip in Russia that the 1,5 million Syria refugees that his country hosts might be tempted to migrate en mass to Europe if Moscow doesn’t ‘more enthusiastically encourage’ Damascus to facilitate their large-scale return in the near future, though it’s unlikely that this so-called “Weapons of Mass Migration” scenario…

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court
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John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court

Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it’s easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees with the House that the United States should stop supporting Saudi Arabia in Yemen (and Mitch McConnell calls…

British Foreign Policy in the Middle East: A Secret History of Self Interest
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British Foreign Policy in the Middle East: A Secret History of Self Interest

On Tuesday in the British parliament, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry asked an urgent question relating to allegations that British troops have been covertly fighting in Yemen and supporting the Saudi-led coalition. As reported in the Mail on Sunday, five British special forces troops from the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) were injured while “advising” Saudi Arabia on…