Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire
Opinion

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire

Russia’s rejection of its OPEC+ partners’ request to further reduce oil production in response to slumping demand prompted Saudi Arabia to unwisely initiate an oil price war over the weekend as revenge, one which the Gulf country is ill-equipped to wage and which could prospectively catalyze a global economic crisis. *** President Putin’s job obliges…

The Delhi Pogroms and the Case of the Disposable Indian Muslim
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The Delhi Pogroms and the Case of the Disposable Indian Muslim

They came to the hospital with gunshot wounds, stabbings, acid burns and mutilated genitalia.  Homes and mosques were torched, businesses razed. Those Indian Muslims who resisted had acid thrown at their faces. Others were shot at. The Hindu mobs came in numbers, carried saffron flags, and chanted “Jai Shree Ram” – a battle cry for a…

New Putin-Erdogan Deal Is Sugar-coating the Turks’ Surrender
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New Putin-Erdogan Deal Is Sugar-coating the Turks’ Surrender

This week’s meeting between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in Moscow was cast as preventing a war between Russia and Turkey in Syria. War, however, was never on the horizon. Putin called Erdogan’s bluff, and the Turk folded. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, accompanied by their respective senior national security advisers, met…

Putin Helps Erdogan Climb Down from the Tree with a Ceasefire Agreement
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Putin Helps Erdogan Climb Down from the Tree with a Ceasefire Agreement

President Vladimir Putin agreed to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who came to Moscow seeking a ceasefire he could not announce unilaterally on the battlefield, where he has lost momentum. Thousands of Turkish soldiers were pushed onto the frontline against the Syrian army and its allies because the tens of thousands of jihadists…