Daily Archive: March 8, 2020

India Is Just as Much to Blame as America Is for Russia Abandoning Its Iran Rail Plans

South Front reported that the state-owned Russian Railways company abandoned its €1.2 billion plan to modernize Iran’s rail network last week in response to American sanctions, but India is just as much to blame for this surprise decision as America is because Moscow might have kept the course had New Delhi displayed the political will to defy its new military-strategic...

Eastern Mediterranean: A Microcosm of Regional and Global Battles

The Eastern Mediterranean has become a flash-point for the meshing of geopolitics, the struggle for regional hegemony, battles for control of resources, religious soft power rivalry, and blatant interference in the politics of others. The complex and dangerous juxtaposition of multiple conflicting interests broadens the focus beyond Russia, when it comes to meddling in elections, to include countries like Turkey,...

France’s Fingerprints Are All Over Terrorist Groups in Idlib Syria

FRANCE 24’s Wassim Nasr, a specialist in jihadist networks, recently spoke via Skype with French recruiter Omar Omsen, the head of the jihadist group Furkat-al-Ghuraba, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Idlib. There are numerous French terrorists in Idlib today, fighting to establish an Islamic state out of a small piece of secular Syria. Their dream is a Sunni utopia on the Turkish border,...