The New Middle East: Exit America Enter Russia
Jul22

The New Middle East: Exit America Enter Russia

Author: Ghassan Kadi Is the genie finally out of the bottle? A myriad of seemingly unrelated events and loose ends are converging in a manner that points in the direction of a huge win for Russian diplomacy in the Middle East, and we only need to connect the dots to see this scenario unfolding. What dots, one might ask? Henry Kissinger made it law for America to protect Israel. In his shuttle diplomacy trips in the lead up to the Camp...

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The Myth of the ‘War on Terrorism’
Jul15

The Myth of the ‘War on Terrorism’

Author: Justin Raimondo Debunked at last Remember “We’re fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here”? That was the justification for the worldwide war on terrorism the Bush administration trumpeted in the early days of the post-9/11 era. Keeping in mind that the American people don’t really care about what goes on thousands of miles away, and that the purpose of our foreign policy is – ostensibly – to keep us...

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America’s War Against Itself for the Greater Middle East
Jun27

America’s War Against Itself for the Greater Middle East

Author: Yuri Barmin The book “America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History” by Andrew Bacevich, a retired colonel and a military historian, represents a detailed account of US overt as well as covert military involvement in the Islamic World. The author goes through 36 years of interventions in the Middle East starting with the revolution in Iran trying to link them to political developments in Washington and find a...

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Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria
Jun25

Nepali migrants banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria

Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister Deepak Bohara said on Friday (June 24). The decision comes after a parliamentary panel ordered Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s government to crack down on traffickers who send thousands of migrants each year to conflict-torn...

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On the Matter of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Regional Security Concept
Jun21

On the Matter of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Regional Security Concept

Author: Vasily Kuznetsov In early 2016, the Saudi Gulf Research Center published a report in Arabic subtitled “An Arab Gulf Union is the Future” dedicated to Gulf regional security. The report is important not only because the problem of regional security in the Middle East has recently become a favorite discussion topic, but also because the Jeddah-based Gulf Research Center is chaired by businessman Abdulaziz bin Othman bin Sager....

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