Politics

Afghanistan: Russia Starts the True ‘Intra-Af...

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It wasn’t long ago when top U.S. military officials had accused Russia of supplying weapons to the Afghan Taliban, an…

Does the Covert Militarization of Japan Serve...

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According to Japan's ministry of defense, Tokyo has recently adopted a set of guidelines aimed at strengthening its national defense…

Bezos v. Trump: 3 Major Divisions in the Amer...

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Jeff Bezos, considered to be the richest man on earth in terms of measurable wealth, and Donald Trump, arguably the…

Saudi Arabia and the Upcoming Secret Nuclear ...

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With Israel issuing direct threats against both Syria and Iran of thermonuclear devastation if either nation retaliates against Israeli bombing…

Nothing is Happening in Iraq, and That’...

USIR342342Some years ago there was a prop forward in the French national rugby team called Pierre Dospital. This was considered a very appropriate name for him, as it was only one letter away from “hospital”, and given his size, and the demands of his position on the field, this is where…

Warsaw Conference – Is the US Coalition Pre-s...

WS56436221As we approach the start of the Warsaw conference it is time to read the teas on what to expect. I had to wait a day or two later than I wanted to write this because so much of the Foreign minister attendee list was still up in the air when that was needed to gauge the initial…

France and Italy Set at Odds by Failed EU Eli...

FSM3242In news from Paris today, the French have warned Italy’s Deputy Premier, Luigi Di Maio, to stop “interfering” in France’s political process. The caution came after a meeting Di Maio had with after he met a senior figure in France’s Gilets Jaunes, ‘yellow vest’ movement. As tensions…

Yemen: US “Accidentally” Arming A...

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US weapons are once again falling into the hands of militants fighting in one of Washington’s many proxy wars – this time in Yemen – the militants being fighters of local Al Qaeda affiliates. CNN in its article, “Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy,” would admit: Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al…

Two Rounds of US-China Talks are Behind Us. W...

7433An important event for international policy in 2019 has been held; two rounds of talks (between 7 and 9 January in Beijing, and between 30 and 31 January in Washington) dealt with the major challenge currently affecting relations between the two leading world powers, which is…

Will the Queen of England be Evacuated to Sau...

2 740These days controversy has become the earmark of modern geopolitics. Yet, there’s things most anybody would agree with, regardless of his or her alignment. For instance, there’s no arguing that when you’re navigating troubled waters the last person you want to see at the helm…

Trump Re-Sets the Sail for U.S. Nuclear Supre...

6911While for many the scrapping of INF at the hands of Donald Trump is a symbolic revival of cold war geo-politics, there are many important differences, which strongly indicate there is much more to it than meets the eye. This isn’t just a second coming of cold war; rather at the heart…

Saudi Arabia and the US – a Partnership betwe...

SAU563422Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this year is experiencing a number of fairly serious crises, above all in the political, economic and financial areas. There is the ongoing fallout from the scandalous, and still unresolved, murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi…


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