Politics

With the S-400 deal, Turkey Bids Farewell to...

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There could be no better illustration of America's fading hegemony on the global stage than a NATO ally engaging in defense cooperation with NATO’s primary…

US “Boots” Turkey from F-35 Progr...

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Turkey has been officially "booted" from the F-35 multirole combat aircraft program. The F-35 multirole combat aircraft, produced by US-based…

So Just how Effective is the Most Expensive M...

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For the better part of the Cold War the West would typically rely on its advanced weapons systems in its bid to contain the Soviet Union. Washington would adhere to the tactics of quantitative counterbalancing, building much less tanks and jets that the Warsaw Pact countries while…

Russia and China in the Korean Peace Process

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Trilateral talks were held in Moscow on October 9, 2018 between Russia, North Korea and China. The meeting brought together Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-hui and Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou, and has been an important step in developing…

US “Downs” Legitimacy After Claim...

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The US boasted of downing an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, admittedly in international waters, just miles off Iran’s coast, and thousands of miles from Washington. It claims the drone was “threatening” a US amphibious assault ship, the USS Boxer. The Washington Post in its article, “Trump says the U.S. Navy downed…

Erdogan, Cyprus and the Future of NATO

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In recent weeks a dramatic escalation of tension around Turkish oil drilling rig presence in the disputed Exclusive Enterprise Zone surrounding EU member state Cyprus is taking place. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Turkey has the right to drill not only in the waters off of Northern Cyprus, but also…

US-Iranian Confrontation in the Persian Gulf....

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Tensions which have been escalating since May this year between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf and Washington’s military intervention have been making headlines in the Middle East. The Saudi newspaper “Asharq al-Awsat” describes how the US has recently been ramping up their…

Piracy or War?

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Article 22 of the Convention On The High Seas of 1958, states: ‘1. Except where acts of interference derive from powers conferred by treaty, a warship which encounters a foreign merchant ship on the high seas is not justified in boarding her unless there is reasonable ground for suspecting: (a)  That the ship is engaged in piracy; or (b)  That the ship is…

Georgian Rustavi2 TV Journalist Suffers NED-I...

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They will never cease to amaze me, the new depths, even as reported by the BBC … the so-called Georgian media can reach when spurring out carefully scripted hate speech for political ends. Take the case of the Rustavi2 TV station, on a programme aired nationally in…

Yet another Afghan Fiasco for the Politicians...

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The outcome of the most recent Intra-Afghan Dialogue held in Doha (Qatar) on July 7-8 — which brings together civil servants, politicians, members of the public and Taliban representatives — was a disappointment. The event was attended by 17 representatives of the Taliban, classified as an illegal terrorist organization in many…

British Hijack Iranian Ship: Another Day, Ano...

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Had Iran openly hijacked a vessel of any nation, for any reason, plying through waters anywhere on Earth, the US and its allies would immediately cite it as a provocation toward war. In fact, even without evidence, suspiciously timed attacks carried out last month on tankers passing through the Persian Gulf were cited by Washington…

Liberalism’s Zombies Resist Dr. Putin’s DOA D...

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The most important announcement to come out of the recent G20 Summit was not still more economic and business voodoo. Thank God. The big message from Osaka was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “liberalism is dead.” The proclamation stunned half the world and raised applause…


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