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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Obama’s Syria Gambit: Insanity, or Doubling-Down?

I am often able to “diagnose” insanity by applying the simple adage: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” In Syria, in spite of a continuous series of defeats in spreading the “American way of life” (another way of saying global hegemony), and the associated worsening of […]

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What ISIS really has in mind

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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What ISIS really has in mind

Recent attacks by ISIS sympathizers in Paris, London and San Bernardino, California, are not random acts of mindless violence and gory atrocities. Far from it, they are part of a well-developed strategy by the Islamic State, or ISIS, to draw the western powers into a far larger war in the Mideast. They are being aided […]

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Snagging the Pipelines Cobweb: a checkmate for the US?

By Marco NOCERA (Italy)

Friday, December 11, 2015

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Snagging the Pipelines Cobweb: a checkmate for the US?

The civil war in Syria, the attempts of ousting Bashar Al-Assad from Syrian Government and the consequent formation of new terrorist groups have deep roots and untold causes that have to be investigated, yet. What about their consequences in the near future? US is gambling credibility away in the Syrian conflict. As a matter of […]

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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Where will the Ukrainian bombs explode?

On Dec 7 the Cyber-Berkut made public another set of evidence exposing preparations for false flag attacks in Syria by the Ministry of Defense of Qatar. According to a hacked mail by Anton Pashynskyi, a SpetsTechnoExport (official Ukrainian arms trader) functionary, on Oct 21, 2015 he wrote to his Polish partner Level 11 the following: […]

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Who is Right in Syria?

By Lawrence DAVIDSON (USA)

Monday, November 30, 2015

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Who is Right in Syria?

Here is the situation in Syria as I see it: Russia is taking a long-range view and wants stability in post-ISIS Syria. France and the United States are taking the short-range view and really have no achievable plans for Syria’s future stability. Turkey appears to have given little thought to Syria’s future. Ankara may be […]

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part exposed the desperate push that the US is making into the heart of the Middle East from its new position of strategic weakness, while this section enumerates on the three primary ways that Russia and Syria can prevent this from happening. Iraq is excluded from […]

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (I)

The Mideast will never be the same again after Russia’s anti-terrorist intervention in Syria. The US’ previously uncontested hegemony over the region is now an unpleasant memory of the past, but it doesn’t mean that it’s totally squeezed from the area just yet. It now appears as though the US is approaching the last step […]

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A Half-A-Billion-Dollar Waste…Or Was It?

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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A Half-A-Billion-Dollar Waste…Or Was It?

While most of the world is chuckling with Schadenfreude over the US’ apparent $500 million waste on training “moderate rebels” in Syria, American taxpayers are furious at their government’s perceived ineptitude in wasting such an astronomical sum for the sake of only 60 fighters. It seems as though the policy was such a miserable failure […]

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Syria and the Great Middle East Game

It’s over! The great game to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean has been won economically by China which has gained access through Pakistan after it was lost through military adventures of Great Britain, Soviet Union and the United States. Now the great Middle East game has started with Russia’s entry in the region. […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes in […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (IIA)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part of the article touched upon the defining elements that constitute the paradigm shift created by the Coalition of the Righteous (COR), so it’s time to examine the geopolitical consequences of this game-changing development. Each observation deals either with an analyzed observation or a forecasted scenario, […]

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Russian Operation Hmeymim in Syria: Fuzes Activated

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Russian Operation Hmeymim in Syria: Fuzes Activated

For almost a week Russian military jets are carrying out effective surgical strikes on the military targets of terrorist groups Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS), the Islamic Front, Jaish al-Fatah, Jaish al-Haramoun, and other Al-Qaeda-like conglomerates in Syria. Over the past days, Russian warplanes have flown more than 100 air raids, hitting around 80 military […]

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