Russia’s Rejection of OPEC+ was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations
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Russia’s Rejection of OPEC+ was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations

Russia rejected its OPEC+ partners’ request late last week to further curtail its oil production next month because it understood that doing so would make its American shale rivals more competitive, which would in turn empower the US to continue weaponizing energy for geostrategic ends, thus eventually leading to a dangerous scenario that Moscow might…

A Lesson from Idlib for Hezbollah: Is Israel Preparing an Attack?
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A Lesson from Idlib for Hezbollah: Is Israel Preparing an Attack?

For the first time in its official existence in 1985, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has now clashed on the battlefield with the Turkish army, one of NATO’s strongest. The face-to-face clash between Hezbollah and the Turkish military took place in the rural area of Idlib where dozens of Turkish service members lost their lives while fighting side-by-side…

How the New US-Afghanistan Peace Deal Rekindled a “Business Friendly Taliban”
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How the New US-Afghanistan Peace Deal Rekindled a “Business Friendly Taliban”

President Trump, who is up for re-election this year, has added another “peace” deal to his credentials, a deal that the president, his re-election campaign and his supporters have promoted as proof that Trump is willing and able to resist the U.S. foreign policy establishment and its ceaseless push to keep the U.S. embroiled in…

Trump’s Deal with the Afghan Taliban is Vietnam ‘Peace with Honor’ Redux
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Trump’s Deal with the Afghan Taliban is Vietnam ‘Peace with Honor’ Redux

President Nixon referred to the peace accords ending the Vietnam War as “peace with honor;” what President Trump is doing in Afghanistan is gearing up to become the same – both on the shiny label and in the sobering reality. The US has begun withdrawing combat troops from Afghanistan, initiating a process set forth in…

Israeli IDF Snipers Boast of Shooting ‘Ducks’ in Gaza’. Unspoken Crimes against Humanity
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Israeli IDF Snipers Boast of Shooting ‘Ducks’ in Gaza’. Unspoken Crimes against Humanity

On March 6, 2020, a piece came out in Haaretz by Ido Glazer, featuring stories from five anonymous snipers who told how they gunned down unarmed protesters at the March of Return near the Gaza perimeter fence. These accounts are a jaw-dropper, constituting some of the most enraging as well as depressing readings I can…