Salman Rafi Sheikh

CIA’s Biggest Covert Operations Program Meets...

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The CIA’s one of the costliest covert action programs ever, worth US$ 1 billion, has officially come to an end.…

The US-Saudia Nexus is Poised to Prevent Peac...

632434234As ISIS draws to an eventual defeat in both Syria and Iraq (Syraq), the question of what will happen next has gained a lot of importance, as has become the question of who will…

The US Congress’ ‘Legislative Coup’ on Russia...

784642343The amount of attention devoted to Russia in the US, both in government circles and the media, is an unambiguous reflection of the extent to which the US foreign policy is guided by ‘Russophobia’, and thrives on this constructed…

Vying with Kurds: Turkey Opens a New Front in...

745234234The new cease-fire deal reached between the US and Russia on the sidelines of G-20 summit has rightly been declared an important step towards peace as the self-styled Islamic State is only inches from being routed from the Syrian…

The US-Israel are Using Syria Ceasefire to Fo...

56324234234The US-Russia brokered ceasefire agreement, like other such agreements reached in the past, is in place now. This is, however, not a straightforward path to peace in Syria as doubts remain and mutual antagonism continues to be in…

Iran Ups the Ante in Syria: What’s the Messag...

NEO CollageAfter the US shot down a second Iran made armed drone on Syria and a Syrian jet in a separate case in last two weeks, Iran responded with a direct missile strike on an ISIS command centre in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor…

Washington’s Devastating Next-stage of ...

745435234324All the US has to offer to the people of Syria is not hope but destruction, not peace but war, a war that is no longer—and never was—just about Syria. With the passage of time, the actual nature of the war imposed on Syria has…

How Clueless is the West about What has Happe...

2342312312Libya is now central to Manchester bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores of others. Since the bombers’ identification as a Libyan, the country has been making headlines as the exporter of terrorism, providing man-power…

Blockade or no Blockade? Saudia’s ‘Mission-Qa...

3412312312Speaking to the media in his latest tour to the US, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister insisted that there was no blockade of Qatar, yet he insisted that the latter…

Gulf Crisis leaves open big cracks in Saudia’...

4277333The diplomatic spate, engulfing the Gulf States, have left wide open cracks in the otherwise all-Sunni house, led by Saudi Arabia. It appears that the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) has set Qatar…

NATOizing Arab: Selling Weapons and Buying Wa...

864534334If there ever was even an iota of doubt about the Ismaic Military Alliance (IMA) being an anti-terror coalition, it was effectively put to rest during the US-Arab-Islamic summit recently held…

Is the US Revisiting its Syria Policy by Part...

3634234234The Syria crisis has seen too many actors playing different yet identical games just as it has seen too many twists, taking place on pretty regular intervals. Whereas the last month (April) saw the proverbial demonization of Assad…


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