Iran, Russia, China, Syria and Hezbollah are the US’s Enemies in Lebanon
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Iran, Russia, China, Syria and Hezbollah are the US’s Enemies in Lebanon

The testimony of former US Under Secretary of State and Ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffery Feltman to the US Congress created a storm in a teacup in Lebanon, even though in the US administration he no longer holds any official position. Feltman, who works for The Bookings Institution, presented his detailed knowledge based on close attention to events…

Will Iran Become the Next Soviet Union (As In Bankrupted by Massive Military Spending)?
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Will Iran Become the Next Soviet Union (As In Bankrupted by Massive Military Spending)?

While Iran’s rulers have no aspirations to be a superpower, they do seem to covet being a regional hegemon as the Persian Empire was. So far, Iran has waged war on the cheap by using proxies rather than massive troop commitments as the U.S. did in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. But as Hezbollah has discovered…

Will Impeachment Affect Trump’s Reelection Chances?
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Will Impeachment Affect Trump’s Reelection Chances?

One of the hallmarks of a democratic political system is that voters change their minds. In North Korea, 100 percent of voters support the ruling party coalition in election after election. In South Korea since 1998, voters backed 10 years of progressive candidates followed by 10 years of conservative candidates. Then, after a dramatic turnaround…

Stay Strong, Go Long – Bulletproof Russia Becomes Contrarian Haven
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Stay Strong, Go Long – Bulletproof Russia Becomes Contrarian Haven

It’s a tough road being a contrarian on Russia. This is especially true today when the entirety of the U.S. and European political system is aligned to demonize Russia at nearly every level. And the main reason for this is that Russia under President Vladimir Putin refuses to do the West’s bidding both at home…