Turkey's "Apology" to Russia to be Tested on Syria's Border

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The Washington Post summarizes the recent apology offered to Russia by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in its article, "Turkish… More
Politics Middle East - Turkey

Syria, Western Capitalism & The Psychology of Mass Shootings

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On June 12th, 2016, the Syrian revolution visited the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A fanatical extremist, armed with a… More
Politics Middle East - Syria

North Korean Missile Launches

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On June 22, 2016, North Korea conducted two unsuccessful launches of medium-range presumably Musudan-type missiles. According to the Joint Chiefs… More
Politics Eastern Asia - North Korea

From the Sykes-Picot Agreement to the Arab Spring

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In recent weeks, the media and academic circles in the Middle East have been particularly often mentioning two names -… More
Politics Middle East

Obama is Sticking a Fork in America: We Really Could Be Done

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From 1990 until 2000 the debt of the United States of America stood at between $3.5 and $5.5 trillion dollars.… More
Economics USA in the World

Politics

Australian Foreign Policy: An Eerie Silence

23423423423Australia has now completed more than six weeks of an eight-week election campaign. There have been the usual claims and counterclaims from the major parties, dubious statistics, hyperbole, and a relentless focus on peripheral issues…

Asian-Pacific region - Australia

Okinawans Rebel Against the US and Tokyo

324234234234“Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all. He is truly damned.” – William Manchester, in Goobye Darkness. The game…

Eastern Asia - Japan

In Anticipation of the Meeting Between the Authorities of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea

345345345345On June 13, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se has met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. It was the first visit by the South Korean Foreign Minister to the Russian…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Hezbollah Wages an Existential Battle in Syria

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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has announced his intentions to reinforce positions within Syria, particularly in Aleppo. Al-Manar in its article, “S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory”…

Middle East - Syria

Whither the EU?

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It’s too soon to draw firm conclusions from yesterday’s vote by the British people to abandon the sinking ship that is the European Union, as hundreds of thousands from troubled lands try desperately to gain access to their country. Beyond…

Europe

Russia in the Middle East in light of the US presidential election

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Judging by President Vladimir Putin’s statements, which he made on June 17, 2016, at SPIEF, Moscow is now beginning to understand that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, is more likely to win the US presidential election this…

Middle East

Where is the UK Heading Now Due to Cameron's Policies?

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It seems that third time’s the charm for the UK exiting the European Union. There’s little doubt that this event will be described in history books for a number of various reasons. The fact is that Brits are not just tired of…

Europe

Economics

The United Kingdom of Felony and Corruption

2342342432The fact that the United Kingdom is on par with the United States as one of the most corrupt countries in the world is hardly a secret, even though the governments of these two nations have been launched various public relations campaigns…

Europe

Eurasia or NATO? Xi Jinping Visits “The New Europe”

324234234234Since 1991, most of eastern and southern Europe has solidly been under the economic domination of the United States and Britain. In addition to the dominance of western banking institutions like the International Monetary Fund and…

Eastern Asia - China

Transformational Projects in Eurasia Land Space

45345345345With so much murder and destruction of infrastructure around the world from Syria to Ukraine to Venezuela and Nigeria, I want to highlight two recent projects to build new infrastructure in order to bring economic growth and…

Eastern Asia - China

Russia Number One World Wheat Exporter

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One of the comments most often heard by western mainstream economists is that Russia’s economy is too dependent on energy export and not able to be competitive in areas other than simple commodity export…

Russia in the World

Foolish Greece Now Joins NATO Gas War

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Only eighteen months ago prospects for a major southern Europe natural gas pipeline from Russian gas fields across the Black Sea, into Turkey and on to the Greek-Turkish…

Europe

OPEC Meeting and its Consequences for Oil Producers

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The results of the recent OPEC meeting were pretty predictable – all the member states announced their reluctance to cut oil production levels, while some are even planning to increase them. In the meantime, Iran wants to…

Russia in the World

How Saudi Arabia's Pump-and-Dump Strategy Has Been Affecting Russia?

345345435435Despite the fact that Russia has been repeatedly deceived by Riyadh’s empty promises, it seems that there’s still some circles in Moscow that carry on believing the claims that one day Riyadh will invest tens of…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Society

Turkey's Culture War: The Art of Fasting in the New Turkey

345345345222Reversing L. P. Hartley’s by now near-proverbial 1953 phrase, Turkey specialists, historians, and commentators alike are now in a position where they can safely remark that the present is “a different country,” that they really…

Middle East - Turkey

What Japanese Media Doesn't Want You to Say!

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Write that ‘Japan is part of the neo-colonialist clique’, and you will never again be invited to participate in any public debate conducted by Japanese mass media outlets. And that is exactly what I wrote several months ago…

Eastern Asia - Japan

The EU is Going Nowhere While There's No Answer to the Migrant Crisis

435345345435The development of the migration crisis in Europe doesn’t remind in the very least the predictions that were made by the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel urged all the European countries to receive migrants, while…

Europe

Omar Mateen: Wahabbi Killer Created By US Foreign Policy

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Omar Mateen, identified as the killer of 50 people in Orlando, is not just “some Muslim” as Trump supporters would identify him. He also not just some “some anti-gay bigot” as liberals and Democrats seeks to cast him. Omar Mateen’s…

USA in the World

EURO 2016 - The Mirror of the Politicized World We Live In

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There’s little doubt that hooligans do little to make a sport event any more interesting, in fact they shame all the fans of the national team they choose to fight for. It is sad to note that the start of the 2016 UEFA…

Europe

Is There a Way to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

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As it has already been pointed out, while Europe has been engaged in private consultations behind closed doors with Turkey to limit the flow of illegal migrants to the EU along the so-called “Turkish route”, the danger of a new…

Europe

America, the Runaway Train

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Nearly half a century ago I demonstrated to stop the Vietnam War. At the time I was attending Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. On every public occasion, and they have so many in America, holidays of every kind, we…

USA in the World

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