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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

20. October 2014

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Middle East: The Regional Chessboard

PRELUDE ‘When the rich get richer they get more powerful and that puts them in the position to lobby for policies that make them richer still’ – former Clinton advisor Larry Summers. It is not the intent here to get into specific details about the Middle East which is of utmost importance to several players […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh and the Domino Destabilization of Disaster (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

7. August 2014

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Nagorno-Karabakh and the Domino Destabilization of Disaster (I)

The formerly frozen conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh is showing rapid signs of thawing, unleashing the prospect of a renewed war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Last week, a total of 15 soldiers were killed from both sides in what was the worst ceasefire violation in the 20 years since it was first agreed to. Unlike the first […]

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Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony

By Israel SHAMIR

9. October 2013

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Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony

First, the good news. American hegemony is over. The bully has been subdued. We cleared the Cape of Good Hope, symbolically speaking, in September 2013. With the Syrian crisis, the world has passed a key forking of modern history. It was touch and go, just as risky as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The […]

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Getting to the bottom of the rebels’ chemical weapons use in Syria

By Wayne MADSEN (USA)

11. September 2013

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Getting to the bottom of the rebels’ chemical weapons use in Syria

There is little doubt that Syrian rebels, including the Al Qaeda affiliate, the Jabhat Al Nusra, have been in possession of chemical weapons in Syria and have used these weapons against civilians and Syrian government forces. The U.S. intelligence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons has, according to CBS News, been has been rated as […]

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Assad talks, Russia walks

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brasil)

21. May 2013

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Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil). Full transcript of his interview in available on SANA agency web-site -OR. Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The record shows that, yes, the […]

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Despite Pro-Cannibal Voting in the UN, Syria Is Resisting

By Peter LVOV (Russia)

17. May 2013

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Despite Pro-Cannibal Voting in the UN, Syria Is Resisting

On May 15, the UN General Assembly approved Qatar’s initiative for a new anti-Syrian resolution, as it did in August 2012. It addresses actions by the armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and expresses support for the coalition of opposition forces. On this occasion, however, the resolution was supported by 107 countries, with 12 […]

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US Shifting the Islamic Factor Away From the Middle East

By Stanislav TARASOV (Russia)

27. February 2013

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US Shifting the Islamic Factor Away From the Middle East

The news that U.S. President Barak Obama would pay a visit to Israel this spring came as a surprise to Turkey — not least because U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone insisted that Turkey would be Barak Obama’s first stop in the Middle East after the U.S. elections. At the beginning of Obama’s first term […]

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Israel Strikes Syria: First Act of «Endgame»?

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

7. February 2013

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Israel Strikes Syria: First Act of «Endgame»?

Speaking at the defense chiefs meeting in Munich, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak finally confirmed what the news agency had been raising ballyhoo about for the previous few days: the Israeli Air Force had launched a military operation against the legitimate government of Syria. It gave rise to speculations about a large-scale military intervention to […]

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Portraying Fathers of the Syrian Revolution

By Armine AKOPYAN (Armenia)

26. January 2013

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Portraying Fathers of the Syrian Revolution

During the whole of the “Arab Spring” and the Syrian war in particular, the Arab press has kept the actions of the emir of Qatar, Saudi Arabia’s royal family and the leader’s of Israel and Turkey in their crosshairs. When confronted with the published facts, it is possible to believe that not a single one […]

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The Bared Teeth of the Syrian War: Qatar Feels the Brunt

By Armine AKOPYAN (Armenia)

17. January 2013

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The Bared Teeth of the Syrian War: Qatar Feels the Brunt

The “Arab Spring” instigated by Qatar and its allies in Syria is slowly but surely beginning to subside, and the real people behind the terrible spectacle known as the “Syrian Revolution” are being mercilessly and cynically exposed. High-ranking officials in Qatar who wished to remain anonymous told Arabic news agencies that the Qatar monarchy was […]

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Israel’s Operation in Gaza and Anti-Iranian Campaign

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

6. December 2012

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Israel’s Operation in Gaza and Anti-Iranian Campaign

A strange war Debates are still raging in both the Israeli and the regional media as to why it was necessary to expend so much energy and resources on operation Pillar of Cloud and mobilize 75,000 reservists (7.5 times more than during Operation Cast Lead, the Israel Defense Forces’s last operation in Gaza) just to […]

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The Powerplays behind “The Innocence of Muslims”

By Thierry MEYSSAN (France)

28. September 2012

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The Powerplays behind “The Innocence of Muslims”

Israel’s big ploy moves ahead in the shadow of the demonstrations and reactions to the film “The Innocence of Muslims.” However, the appearance of Hezbollah on the scene has reversed the situation, which could prompt Tel Aviv to call off the operation. The international reactions to the film by “Sam Bacile” are more and more […]

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