Putin-Trump Meeting in Helsinki: Objectives Bigger Than Syria and the Middle East

Both Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are meeting today Monday in Helsinki, Finland to discuss issues much more important than events in the Middle East. Despite its own importance, the situation in Syria is not as urgent as clarifying US intentions towards Russia and the potential will of both parties to develop the commercial-security-military …

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Trump Is Israel’s “Useful Idiot”

The claim made by many neoconservatives that Israel and the United States are partners in the Middle East because their strategic interests are identical is belied by the fact that the Israelis are more than willing to ignore Washington when its suits them to do so. The claim of identical interests has always been false, …

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Empire of Misery: America Sees War as the Solution – The Liberation of Daraa, War on Latin America and Palestine

The empire of Chaos (America) is in full advance across the globe but has suffered yet another humiliating defeat in Syria along with its criminal ally Israel whose endless threats and illegal airstrikes were unable to prevent yet another decisive victory for the Syrian Arab Army. However across the world there is one horror show …

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China's President Xi Jinping, right, and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, center, arrive for the 8th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP/ Wang Zhao

China’s Silky Charming of Arabia

Under the radar, away from World Cup frenzy and the merger and acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo Inc. and Fiat, the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), established in 2004, sailed on in Beijing, hosted by President Xi Jinping. Amid the torrential pledge of loans and aid, China committed to invest right …

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The China-Arab States Cooperation Forum Offers the Arab World Hope During a Time of Crisis

The once united Arab world is more divided today than at anytime since the implementation of the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916 whereby the French and British imperial governments decided to split the majority of the Arab world into spheres of influence to be shared by western Europe’s foremost colonial aggressors. In the middle of the …

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‘Dehumanized, Discounted, Marginalized’: Syria’s Victors Defying Airbrushed US Narrative

The war in Syria has lasted more than seven years, bringing with it a devastation and bloodshed which has thrown a prosperous and stable Middle Eastern nation into chaos and uncertainty. In the West we are used to reading a history of such conflicts written by the victor. The imperialist narrative is the dominant one. …

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Explaining Lavrov’s Equivocation about Iran’s Possible Withdrawal from Syria

Contrary to how it’s being reported by some outlets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov didn’t exactly say that Iran’s withdrawal from Syria is “absolutely unrealistic”, nor did he deny that it’s in the cards, but his equivocating response allowed his audience to interpret his words according to their own expectations and interests. From The Horse’s …

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Syrian government tanks and soldiers take positions in the town of Western Ghariyah, about 15km east of the southern embattled city of Daraa. Photo: AFP/ SANA handout released on June 30, 2018.

Eagle-Meets-Bear and the Syria Tug-of-War

Ahead of the Eagle-meets-Bear Trump-Putin summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Syria-centered spin has gone into overdrive. Unknown sources have leaked what is billed as President Trump’s alleged Syria deal discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah. Trump would “allow” Damascus, supported by Russian air power, to regain its territory along the borders of Jordan, Israel and Iraq. …

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