The War on Yemen Just Went from Bad to Worse for Saudi Arabia
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The War on Yemen Just Went from Bad to Worse for Saudi Arabia

The UAE’s large-scale military drawdown in Yemen is extremely disadvantageous to the Saudis’ strategic objectives in the conflict and will likely lead to the Kingdom scrambling for a “face-saving” exit of its own. *** Nobody’s won the War on Yemen (except for maybe the Southern Transitional Council), but that doesn’t mean that they lost, either,…

Does Russia Think That Its UK-Flagged Sailors Have Been Taken”Hostage” by Iran?
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Does Russia Think That Its UK-Flagged Sailors Have Been Taken”Hostage” by Iran?

The chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee used very loaded language when describing the status of his country’s sailors who were on a UK-flagged vessel that was just detained by Iran. Russian-Iranian relations have always been very complicated, but their contemporary state is probably the most complex that it’s ever been. Russia’s…

China Must Avoid a Role in Destruction of Amazon
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China Must Avoid a Role in Destruction of Amazon

China is South America’s top trading partner. Together, China’s policy banks – the China Development Bank and Export-Import Bank of China – are the top source of development finance for the whole of Latin America.  Over the past few decades, the Brazilian government, leading national companies and multinational corporations have configured what Fernando Mires, already…

Brexit Leaves UK with No Choice But to Do Trump’s Bidding in Iran
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Brexit Leaves UK with No Choice But to Do Trump’s Bidding in Iran

What on Earth were the British politicians and officials thinking who gave the go-ahead for the seizure of the Iranian oil tankerGrace 1 off Gibraltar on 4 July? Did they truly believe that the Iranians would not retaliate for what they see as a serious escalation in America’s economic war against them? The British cover…

The US Police-State Is Now Undeniable: The Assange Case
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The US Police-State Is Now Undeniable: The Assange Case

It’s not just that the United States has a higher percentage of its people in prison than does any other nation on the planet. (El Salvador — the land that was largely made what it today is, by its US trained-and-equipped death squads — is now number 2 on that measure. In another country the US controls, Honduras, protesters tried to…