Middle East

Al Qaeda Rebranding Serves US Agenda

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The RAND Corporation's recent piece titled, "Al Qaeda in Syria Can Change Its Name, but Not Its Stripes," all but…

What Role Does China Play in the Middle Easte...

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The visit the Saudi King Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz paid to China, quickly followed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Beijing, has…

Middle East: Formation of New Regional Bounda...

54635423423423Today it is quite obvious that the chimera called the “Islamic State caliphate” nurtured by western and Gulf countries has ceased to exist. Militants from terrorist organizations have failed to either topple Iraq and Syria or…

Trump’s Syria Strategy is in Place Now

5645324324The Trump administration is likely to increase the number of its military force in Syria. According to reports appearing in the Western media, induction of fresh troops will take the number of deployed troops to 1,000. In addition…

Springtime Killing Fields are in Bloom Again

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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway. Spring offensives are in the air, and so it seems for political assassinations, also. The throwaway assassin who killed…

Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’...

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Last year could hardly be described as the best period in bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, since the interests of these two nations have shifted dramatically over the years. Today, Washington and Riyadh occupy different positions on such…

A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and Mosul

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The double standards of the western media are clearly demonstrated in the different treatment accorded the liberation of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian forces and the ongoing battle for the liberation of Mosul by ‘coalition’…

Washington is Killing More Civilians than Ter...

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The recent strike launched by the US-led coalition some 20 miles to the west of al-Raqqah resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, as the bombs hit a former school that served as shelter for refugees, as it’s been announced…

Keeping the Myth and the Islamic State Alive

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Joint Syrian-Russian-Iranian operations against foreign-funded and armed militant groups across Syrian territory have incrementally dismantled and frustrated the fighting capacity of groups including the so-called Islamic State…

How Come Famine has become a Weapon that Rich...

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When famine in certain regions of the world is provoked by natural disasters, these events automatically…

Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

5622343211Israel 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…

Behind Confrontation With Iran Lies the US ‘G...

645342342343As was expected even during Donald Trump’s election campaign, US-Iran relations are touching the lowest ebb—again. While the nuke-deal is still very much intact, the new confrontation, however, is part of the new US game-plan for Syria, where the Islamic Republic has…


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