India and Iran Aren’t Too Happy About the Afghan Peace Deal
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India and Iran Aren’t Too Happy About the Afghan Peace Deal

India and Iran are the only two governments in the world which didn’t welcome the US-Taliban peace deal because they both realize the enormity of what they stand to lose by America’s pragmatic rapprochement with the same organization that it blames for facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but neither of them can really do much…

Showdown in Idlib: Master Statesman Putin Averts War with Combative Erdogan
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Showdown in Idlib: Master Statesman Putin Averts War with Combative Erdogan

The media has done a poor job of explaining what’s actually taking place in Idlib Province in Syria. That’s unfortunate, but the facts are pretty clear. A year and a half ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a deal in Sochi. No one twisted Erdogan’s arm to sign the…

Erdogan or Erdo-gone in Turkey?
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Erdogan or Erdo-gone in Turkey?

“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Prometheus” It looks like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is headed for the political gallows a lot quicker than I ever thought. His offensive in Idlib has bogged down. And a day before he’s scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in…