UN Last Hurdle before Israel can Rid Itself of the Palestinians

UN Last Hurdle before Israel can Rid Itself of the Palestinians

Israeli and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy.  The conspiracy – a real one – was much in evidence last week during a visit to the region by Nikki…

Iraqi Kurdistan-Russia Oil Deal could have Major Implications for Region

Iraqi Kurdistan-Russia Oil Deal could have Major Implications for Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government quietly signed a major deal June 2 with Russian oil giant Rosneft, allowing Russia its first entry to the Kurdish oil market, which was dominated by the United States and Turkey. Iraq’s central government for years has opposed the sale of Iraqi oil by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern…