The US-backed Emirati reiteration of Arab Nationalism is clearly distinguishable in form from its original Egyptian one and is intended to make the “patriotic” case for essentially selling out the Palestinians on the basis of “resisting Turkish and Persian/Iranian imperialism”.
Instead of asking why there aren’t thousands of Tamimis, people are satisfied that there was at least one who was brave enough to slap an Israeli soldier on camera.
While it’s conceivable that China might have some advisors and trainers present in Syria, it’s unlikely to ever move beyond non-combat forces.
The US did the right thing for self-interested reasons that have to do with its envisioned role in determining the outcome of the Russian-led political solution to the War on Syria.
Iran and Turkey may not be formal allies, but represent something more realistic and therefore more meaningful: they are new partners in a new Middle East and a new Eurasia.
The Guardian hit-piece does not attempt to offer any exculpatory evidence in respect of the White Helmets.
The Israeli-Palestinian conundrum has thus reached a dangerous crossroads.There has never been a truly genuine peace process, and the US is now no longer considered a reliable peace broker.
A huge role in the resolution of the Syrian crisis was played by the Russian diplomats who set in motion the negotiations in Astana, while Russian planes and warships bashed terrorists on the ground.
Russia did not get involved in Syria in order to “save Assad”, but to protect the constitutional order of the state and prevent its Libyan-like fall to terrorists.
The Memorandum on Flight Safety in Syria won’t help to pacify U.S. naked ambitions and ruthless determination to dominate in the skies over Syria.
Turkey, Iran, Indonesia and Pakistan, Islamic nations with formidable militaries and a collective population of over 600 million strongly voice their opposition designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Russia might be devising a unique workaround solution whereby it enters into a deal with the YPG to allow Moscow to ensure that the region doesn’t ever get any serious separatist notions.