With Eye on India, Pakistan Strengthens Military Ties with Iran
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With Eye on India, Pakistan Strengthens Military Ties with Iran

The low-key coverage by the Pakistani media on the 2-day visit of the army chief General Qamar Bajwa to Iran notwithstanding, the event signifies a surge in the tempo of ‘mil-to-mil’ exchanges between the two countries. The Iranian side gave the event a distinct political colouring with the Pakistani COAS having meetings with President Hassan…

Turkey’s ‘White Elephants’: S-400s Or Patriots?
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Turkey’s ‘White Elephants’: S-400s Or Patriots?

Turkish President Erdogan reaffirmed to his American counterpart that his country won’t completely abandon its purchase of Russia’s S-400s like Washington wants but that Ankara would buy its Patriot competitor as well if an offer was made “under suitable conditions”, suggesting that one or the other air-defense system would become a ‘white elephant’ under that…

Leaked Memo Shows the U.S. Still Does Not Understand Turkey’s Syria Operation
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Leaked Memo Shows the U.S. Still Does Not Understand Turkey’s Syria Operation

An ‘internal memo’ that was intentionally leaked has blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision for the U.S. military to withdraw from Syria, or more accurately, relocate from northern Syria to the oilfields in the east, as well as his complacency as Turkey commits “war crimes and ethnic cleansing” against the Kurdish minority. The author of…

US-China Relations Have Just Been Destroyed, and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again
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US-China Relations Have Just Been Destroyed, and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again

Our relationship with China just went from bad to worse, and most Americans don’t even realize that we just witnessed one of the most critical foreign policy decisions of this century. The U.S. Senate just unanimously passed the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019”, and the Chinese are absolutely seething with anger. Violent…