Putin Saves Erdogan from Himself
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Putin Saves Erdogan from Himself

At the start of their discussion marathon in Moscow on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with arguably the most extraordinary diplomatic gambit of the young 21st century. Putin said: “At the beginning of our meeting, I would like to once again express my sincere condolences over the death of…

Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak is Reminiscent of the Black Death
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Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak is Reminiscent of the Black Death

When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world’s anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. But however honest or dishonest Iran’s response to the virus…

The New Idlib Ceasefire Forces Turkey-Backed Extremists to Fall Back
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The New Idlib Ceasefire Forces Turkey-Backed Extremists to Fall Back

Turkey increased its military invasion of Syria last month to prevent the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from liberating Idlib province from the occupation of terrorists, who are supported by Turkey and had been supported by the US before 2017 when President Trump cut off their funding through the CIA. The invasion of thousands of troops…

Israel Hits a Brick Wall
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Israel Hits a Brick Wall

Elections are supposed to solve problems by reordering government, adopting new policies, and putting new people in control. But how many elections must Israel have before it realizes it can do none of those things because it’s caught in an intractable constitutional bind? The latest election, the third in less than a year, saw Benjamin…