Is Trump Kicking the Saudis to the Curb the Beginning of Something Not Terrible?
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Is Trump Kicking the Saudis to the Curb the Beginning of Something Not Terrible?

More than anything else in Saudi Arabia, that thing you smell is fear. Everything is coming unglued for the royal family there all at once. If we all weren’t so distracted by the Coronapocalypse these things would all be front page news. In the past week there have been three major stories concerning Saudi Arabia,…

Venezuela Confronts Intimidation, Myth-making, and Dirty War
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Venezuela Confronts Intimidation, Myth-making, and Dirty War

Venezuela’s story currently is of vulnerability and precariousness amidst signs of rising U.S. aggression. The imperialist U.S. government wants the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro removed and insists that Venezuela’s massive oil reserves and the entire continent remain within the fold of international capitalism. Crucial to these U.S. designs is junior partner Colombia with…

Greece’s Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
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Greece’s Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

On Tuesday (May 5, 2020), the Greek Foreign Ministry finally announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria and assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece’s Foreign Ministry for Syria. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias confirmed this from his Twitter. The appointment of Athanassiou is extremely…

Trump Against the Government: Officials Conflicted Over Lying for the President
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Trump Against the Government: Officials Conflicted Over Lying for the President

Once upon a time in the United States there was a consensus among national politicians that there were two areas where there should be a unified approach to policy. They were national security and foreign policy, both of which involved other nations, which made desirable a perception of unity on the part of the president…