Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?

Taking extreme measures to fight Islamic influences in Xinjiang province could hurt the One Road, One Belt initiative When the hype surrounding the Trump-Xi summit turns into a Mar-a-Lago fact on the ground next month, both presidents are bound to agree fully on at least one issue: “radical Islamic terror” – as per Trump terminology. Donald Trump has … Continue reading Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?

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Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but … Continue reading Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Geopolitical Standoff in Post-ISIS Middle East

As the ISIS terrorist group is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, the competition among powers involved in the conflict increases. In March, Moscow and Astana become the main centers of the diplomatic activity with top leaders from Israel, Turkey, the UK and other powers discussing the issues confronting the Middle East. Ongoing events aim to … Continue reading Geopolitical Standoff in Post-ISIS Middle East

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Looking Back: Six Years of American Hell-Raising in Syria

The Syrian people, who have demonstrated remarkable courage and perseverance in the face of formidable challenges that would have crushed a lesser people, are forced to observe yet another bloodstained milestone they neither want nor deserve. Six long years ago, Syria was caught up in the 'Arab Spring,' a Middle East maelstrom that tossed this … Continue reading Looking Back: Six Years of American Hell-Raising in Syria

After Mosul: The Coming Break-Up of Iraq and the End of the Middle East

The battle against IS is a war no one will win. Here's the real battle we should be worrying about - and fighting All eyes are on the battle for Mosul. Will the coalition defeat the Islamic State (IS) or not? In the end, it won't matter. If we have learned anything from the last … Continue reading After Mosul: The Coming Break-Up of Iraq and the End of the Middle East

US Expands Defacto Syrian Invasion

The recent expansion of US military forces in Syria follows a predictable, singular agenda targeting this nation for decades – and more specifically – during the most recent and ongoing conflict which began in 2011 amid the US-engineered “Arab Spring.” The UK Independent in its article, “US marines sent to Syria to help assault on … Continue reading US Expands Defacto Syrian Invasion

Why Washington Rushes in to Fight ISIS Without Russia?

It’s been reported that Washington is planning a meeting on the struggle against ISIS, including representatives of at least 68 countries in late March. As it’s been reported by Reuters, with special reference to an unnamed source in the Trump administration, Russia is not going to be invited. It is expected that the meeting will be … Continue reading Why Washington Rushes in to Fight ISIS Without Russia?