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Gaming the Syrian Endgame

Why Assad will and must remain in power, and how Russia, Iran, Israel and the US can bring the civil war to a close For more than ...

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The Rapprochement Between Russia & China Is A Good Thing, Not A Bad Thing

The Guardian newspaper has noted that a rift became apparent at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when discussing policies regarding the Democratic People’s Republic ...

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Russia’s response and the diplomatic opportunity

Following the incident that occurred in Syria on Sept. 17, Russia has decided to send S-300 missile systems to Syria for what the Kremlin is ...

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The Russian plane shoot-down and Russia-Israel relations

For the last three years, Russia-Israel relations have significantly improved due in large part to the two countries’ agreeing to install mechanisms that would avoid ...

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Is This ‘New Cold War’ between America and Russia really ‘New’?

According to the mainstream media, the ‘New Cold War’ between America and Russia began in 2014, when Russia accepted the Crimean plebiscite to join Russia. ...

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Peace in the Middle East: Russia’s Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

It is often said in the Western mainstream media that Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a disrupting role around the world, including in the ...

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Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

The discussion in the United States since the election of Donald Trump has focused on how Russia interfered, colluded or meddled in the 2016 US ...

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Looking for Options: The Israeli Establishment and the Syrian Conflict

Israel’s National Security: What’s at issue? Since its foundation, Israel has based its defense calculations on two concepts: existential security and current security. Existential security ...

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THE US MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS FOCUSING ON THE WRONG CRISIS

The real tragedy in this ‘propaganda’ campaign of the unsubstantiated allegations that the Kremlin hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and its interference in the ...

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WHAT THE WEST CAN LEARN FROM AUSTRIA (& ITALY)

While the Italian Referendum is being passed as part of the alt-rightwing wave that is sweeping Europe, the Austrian Presidential Election is being perceived by the media ...

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