India’s Geopolitical Pivot Is Complete After Trump’s Successful Visit
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India’s Geopolitical Pivot Is Complete After Trump’s Successful Visit

India’s gradual geopolitical pivot towards the US — hitherto deceptively disguised as “multi-aligning” between Great Powers — is complete after Trump’s successful visit, during which time the two countries agreed to a $3 billion arms deal and a memorandum of understanding on boosting energy ties, prompting Prime Minister Modi to proudly declare that they had…

Erdogan Calls Kremlin to Bail Him From His Idlib Fiasco, Pitiless Putin Lines Up Behind His Military
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Erdogan Calls Kremlin to Bail Him From His Idlib Fiasco, Pitiless Putin Lines Up Behind His Military

The Russian and Syrian general staffs and their men have been doing to the Turks what no one has achieved in the Middle East since 1917. So the Sultan has called the Tsar – three times this month so far; in January, once by telephone, twice in face-to-face meetings; and twice by telephone in December….

Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work
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Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work

Ankara’s statements about an imminent military operation in Syria and the Turkish authorities’ request for Washington to supply them with U.S.-made Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems are just Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s manoeuvres to leverage against Russia that his country may be returning to the NATO camp. With Turkey supporting and backing jihadists against the…