US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria
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US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria

Turkey’s ongoing fighting in northern Syria’s Idlib governorate was – from the beginning of recent escalations – clearly a continuation of Washington’s wider now 9 year-long proxy war against Damascus. Whatever gains Turkey had made in terms of reducing its role in Washington’s proxy war and repairing ties with Syria’s allies Russia and Iran – were clearly…

Trump-Modi Bonhomie: Mostly Showmanship, Little Action!
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Trump-Modi Bonhomie: Mostly Showmanship, Little Action!

President Donald Trump’s visit to India on February 24—the eighth of any US president—is being lauded by India’s domestic media as the greatest ever. This may be an exaggeration, but it did produce a series of arms deals and co-operation agreements in nuclear and conventional energy. What was missing however was any large or transformative…

US Now Openly Admits Its Goal in Syria is to Make It ‘Difficult’ for Moscow and Damascus to Defeat Terrorists
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US Now Openly Admits Its Goal in Syria is to Make It ‘Difficult’ for Moscow and Damascus to Defeat Terrorists

The State Department’s special envoy for Syria has just admitted that the US aims to defend jihadist militants in Idlib against ‘Russian aggression,’ proving once again that the swamp in Foggy Bottom is alive and well. Russia and the Syrian government “are out to get a military victory in all of Syria,” Ambassador James Jeffrey…