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Trump's Decision to Turn his Back on the Iran Deal Left the Middle East in a State of Shock

3452342342The better part of the Middle Eastern media sources have been left in a state of shock by the announcement that Donald Trump is going to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal that was signed due to the extensive efforts invested by a total of six international mediators…

Netanyahu Using Smoke and Mirrors Like a Wizard

N563423412Every time I think of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu I cannot help visualizing a famous scene from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.” You know the one where Dorothy’s little dog Toto runs behind the curtain to reveal the real power of Emerald City. And just like in…

The Russia Inquiry, Why Russia Didn’t Do It

6f1756345The American press and public are tiring of the Mueller investigation. Mueller is heading toward building a case for obstruction of justice against President Trump. It is also quite likely the case Mueller develops will lack the needed muscle to take down a president that won’t resign…

The Korean Example for India and Pakistan

8900“In order to resolve the contradictions between India and Pakistan, one should learn the experience of Korean reconciliation”. Under such heading (with reference to Pakistani publications), the popular newspaper Indian Express commented on the latest events on the Korean peninsula…

Brzezinski’s Ghost Shapes Washington Eurasia Geopolitics

2312One of the most outstanding features of a truly standing-out Trump Presidency to date is how precisely the actual policy developments, when we clear away the deliberate smoke and mirrors of tweets and scandal, follow a basic strategy of Washington geopolitics going back to at…

Is Trump Capable of Making Smart Geopolitical Moves?

TR3423423423Certainly kudos go to President Trump for ending a sixty-four year old standoff with North Korea, but let’s not pretend that he was in charge of the process. When news anchors mention that a deal would bring an end to the Korean War, they are referring to the possibility of a formal…

What Could Kim Jong Un and Trump Agree on?

J663452323The summit between North and South Korea, to be held on April 27th, 2018, has increased the likelihood that the US and DPRK leaders will meet. If we leave out the issues of protocol, the ultimate choice of where the meeting is to take place and discussions about how useful this…

Trump’s Withdrawal From the JCPOA the Death Knell of American Credibility

7821уThe decision by Trump will have ramifications far wider than the fact of US withdrawal alone. First, it will reinforce the image of the United States as a country that will sign up to an agreement as the Obama administration did, agreed to its ratification in the United Nations Security Council as the…

Social Resistance in Yemen is Real and It Spells as Resilience

8001With more enemies set to destroy it than friends to rely on for basic survival, Yemen remains in the throes of a match to the death with its powerful neighbour: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Labelled an enemy by Riyadh on account of its people’s refusal to adopt the kingdom’s political narrative – mainly…

A Fight to the Death: Are There Viable Options Left for Iran?

IR563423123As soon as US President Donald Trump chose to back away from the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on May 8, a series of strikes were launched against Iranian detachments serving in Syria by the Israel Air Force. It has now become clear that the US and Israel…

Israel Baits the Hook. Will Syria Bite?

G546423423Israel has repeatedly struck Syria with missiles and rockets – the most recent exchange taking place after Israel claims “Iranian rockets” struck positions the Israeli military is illegally occupying in Syria’s Golan Heights. Headlines like the UK’s Independent’s, “Israel and Iran…


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