The Top Two Dozen Highlights from Lavrov’s Review of Russia’s 2020 Foreign Policy
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The Top Two Dozen Highlights from Lavrov’s Review of Russia’s 2020 Foreign Policy

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov held his annual press conference last week reviewing his country’s foreign policy over the preceding year, the top two dozen highlights of which are touched upon in this analysis for those who don’t have the time to read the full transcript from this lengthy event. Keeping with tradition, Russian Foreign Minister…

The US and Israel Playing their Cards in the Middle East
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The US and Israel Playing their Cards in the Middle East

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, now 97 years old and having long lost his sense of the reality of international affairs, recently unleashed a new idea, menacingly declaring that a return to the “spirit” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would lead to weapons spread throughout the Middle East. These comments came during…

Joe Biden Imperator
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Joe Biden Imperator

President Biden’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2021 was full of good intentions, but does not contradict the facts as much as it does itself [1]. It was an ode to democracy and a call for national unity. Yet to accuse his predecessor and the voters of his predecessor of being opposed to democracy was grotesque…

Why Biden Installing Obama-era Hawks in Senior Roles and Preparing to Fire Up the War Machine Again Is Very Bad News for Syrians
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Why Biden Installing Obama-era Hawks in Senior Roles and Preparing to Fire Up the War Machine Again Is Very Bad News for Syrians

It is no coincidence that a resurgence of attacks by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) on civilians and the Syrian Army have been reported in Iraq and Syria as Joe Biden’s “build back better” government takes power in Washington. Just days before Biden’s inauguration, there were conflictingreports of US military build-up in oil-rich northeast Syria….