Daily Archive: December 24, 2019

The Indian Navy Sent a Series of Hostile Signals to China Earlier This Month

India discredited its own policy of supposedly seeking a rapprochement with China after its navy sent a series of hostile signals to the People’s Republic earlier in the month confirming that the South Asian state regards its communist neighbor as a serious security threat on the high seas. *** India’s policy of so-called “multi-alignment” suffered yet another blow to its...

Iraq at the Crossroads: Either Prime Minister or President Have to Resign

Iraq is at a critical crossroads due to a serious conflict between the Shia parliamentary coalition and Kurdish President Barham Salih. The crisis could dissipate this Sunday when President Saleh announces the name of the new Prime Minister, presented by the largest coalition – al Bina’ – last Thursday in an official but undisclosed letter. Well-informed sources in Baghdad said...

From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s West Bank Colonization

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the Resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Indeed, it was the first time in many years that Israel was roundly condemned by the international body for its illegal settlement policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Unlike previous attempts...

Trump Turns on Russia and Syria in “Caesar Act” Ploy

On December 20, 2019, Donald Trump signed H.R.31/S.52, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act. In it, he accuses Russia and Syria of murdering hundreds of thousands of civilians inside Syria through a series of coordinated war crimes including bombing hospitals, orphanages and schools and staging dozens, if not hundreds of chemical attacks. Of course, no chemical warfare attacks were perpetrated...