Martin Berger

Who has the Capacity to Boss Trump Around

TRUS4535322Throughout the year, Washington has been steadily expanding its sanctions regime against Iran, with the latest package coming into full force at the beginning of November. Although it does not aimed directly at the oil and gas industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there’s no doubt…

Washington’s New Strategy for Syria

78756754554At this point it’s hardly worth arguing that the Syrian conflict has entered endgame, as this fact seems pretty obvious at this point. Yet, even after exhausting all of its options the United States chose to double down on its Syrian intervention. This serves as a clear indication that…

Khashoggi Case Triggered Geopolitical Tectoni...

673553423The recent murder of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that has become universally recognized across the world for the pieces he would pen for Washington Post has revealed a number of facts that remained unapparent for the Western public for a long while. As it’s…

Why Washington is Courting Hanoi in Vain

1056328197More than half a century ago, at the height of Vietnam war US intelligence agencies were demanded to put an end to the partisan movement supporting the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. This resulted in the so-called Phoenix Program being launched which, according…

Is there Any Sort of Peaceful Future for Afgh...

AFPE4354622In early October, the world commemorated the 17th anniversary of American invasion of Afghanistan. As it’s been pointed out by the Hill,it’s been a tragic failure from the get-go, but for reasons few people understand. Those countries that sent their troops in the early 2000s to…

Washington is Determined to Bring Ankara to H...

1066635238Over the last six decades, Turkey and the United States have grown into strategic partners and NATO allies. Both countries would faced similar challenges both during the days of the Cold War and after themHowever, in spite of the fact that Turkey and the United States remain a pivotal…

Does Russophobia Draw Us Closer to Our Doom?

NUUR86785452In a number of articles penned by yours truly for New Eastern Outlook there was a handful of points related to a possible war between the US and Russia. However, as tensions between the two states continue flaring up due to the mindless anti-Russian stance of the Trump administration…

An Ever Increasing Number of Military Ships A...

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The last couple weeks in the Eastern Mediterranean could remind a casual observer of some sort of a military parade, with members of the US-led coalition bringing an ever increasing number of military assets to the region. The number of warships flying various flags being…

Russia’s Emerging as the Ultimate Champ...

SYRRUS756732After being absent as a geopolitical force to be reckoned with in the Middle East for almost two decades, Russia is now seeking ways to downscale Washington’s presence in the region by becoming a pillar of regional security. And it seems that this time around Moscow has every chance…

New Delhi’s Elusive Role in Washington&...

688044It’s unlikely that anyone today may still have doubts about the fact that India in recent years has been playing a pivotal role in Washington’s strategic plans for the Asia-Pacific region. Former American presidents, namely Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama would all visit…

In a Bid to Leave no Room for Washington̵...

Dlyg8kFX4AUPsX4Washington’s recent obsession with unilateral sanctions and tariffs as a tool of choice for approaching a wide range of complex and diverse international challenges makes it a lame hegemon. The stubborn determination of Western think tanks to police…

Why both London and Washington are Frustrated...

181eabcfd3fa0f503e4b2900a0108549The Caspian region hasn’t been receiving much attention lately in comparison with attention the Middle East typically gets. However, there’s every chance that Russia, the United States, the EU and China…


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