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The Israeli Election that Almost Never Was

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The dust from the Israeli election is beginning to settle after the preliminary count, showing Benny Gantz with 32 seats…

Firing Bolton: Bait and Switch or Changing Tack?

News of US National Security Adviser John Bolton's departure was followed by hopeful commentary both within the US and abroad…

Russia’s MAKS-2019 Cements Its Partnership with China and Turkey

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The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) is an important event where the Russian Federation can demonstrate the might of…

Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Fields – a False Flag?

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On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a few drones – were they drones or long-range missiles? – hit the Saudis…

How Yemen’s War Stands to Redefine the Region’s Future

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If ever anyone was still under the impression that North Yemen would soon surrender to Saudi Arabia’s intense military pressure, Saturday’s attack on Aramco some 200 miles east of Riyadh, the Kingdom’s capital, most definitely shattered such belief. If anything, Ansarallah, under…

Japan has a New Cabinet

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On 11 September, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet yet again. As a result, one of the most respected politicians in post-war Japan will be the head of his fourth Cabinet since his triumphant return to Japan’s political arena (at the end of 2012). We would like to remind our readers that Shinzo Abe first became Prime Minister as far back…

Will Vladimir Putin Declare Capitalism Dead Too?

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Is it time for a new Declaration of Independence? If true individual choice and truth are any factor of freedom, the writing is on the wall not just in the United States, but globally. The wealth divide that has grown into an impenetrable wall between the elites and the rest of us, it’s only a symptom…

Hong Kong is Scared – of the Rioters

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It was once a British police station, as well as the Victoria Prison Compound. Hong Kong inhabitants used to tremble just from hearing its name mentioned. This is where people were detained, interrogated, humiliated, tortured and disappeared. Now, after Hong Kong ‘returned to China’, it was converted into the Tai Kwun Center…

What Does Mongolia Want and What Do Others Want from Mongolia?

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Mongolia is truly a bridge between Europe and Asia, and its location is fairly important strategically. However, because of economic inequality and numerous social problems plaguing this nation at the end of the previous century, there was limited interest in Mongolia from leading…

Here is How China-US Trade War Impacts Iran

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In the last week of August, China added crude oil imports from the US to its tariff list for the first time in a retaliatory decision against the US decision to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese products. China imports about 6 per cent of its crude oil from the US. For an economy that increasingly relies on crude…

China, Russia and Iran: Basis of the New Geopolitical Order

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In a recent very insightful article, analyst Alistair Crooke argued that the United States was institutionally incapable of making a substantive deal with Iran. Written before the recent removal of national security adviser John Bolton from his position, Mr Crooke argued that decades long sanctions have…


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