Daily Archive: October 22, 2019

Russia’s Balancing Act Will Be Put to the Test During the Putin-Erdogan Meeting

Russia will have to fine-tune its regional “balancing” act during President Erdogan’s upcoming meeting with President Putin, and the outcome will likely be tilted in Turkey’s favor instead of Syria’s. *** The 120-hour “pause” in fighting that Turkey and the US agreed to last week expires on Tuesday, the same day that President Erdogan is slated to meet his Russian...

‘Poor Little Israel’ Isn’t So Poor, Financially or Diplomatically

One of the tropes Israel and its international phalanx of lobbyists has used since the state’s inception in 1948 is that “Poor Little Israel” requires Western money and diplomatic support because the small country is surrounded by hostile Arab countries. Neither of these contentions have ever been true. On August 7, 2019, the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) reported that...