23 October 2018
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The perpetual war
The truce brokered by Turkey and Russia in northwestern Syria has prevented a slaughter of the remnants of the Syrian opposition forces and scores of hapless civilians. This highlights the pragmatic attitudes of the two powers that have assumed key roles in the Syria conflict. The danger of a larger ...
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
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The impact, role and influence of America’s emerging new global policy
America is developing a new global role which will see it shift from a global policeman to a fixer among the world’s trouble spots. The US is evolving into a less polarised position and is taking the centre ground as it re-balances its position on global issues and acts more ...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
John Brennan: new general for America’s secret wars
Barack Obama’s new CIA boss has given few clues about the agency’s future under his control, but there are hints of changes in the controversial US armed drones policy and of a switch in emphasis following what is seen in Washington as a successful campaign against al-Qaeda. Any change in ...
Dr. James Jay Carafano
Arab Spring fails to deliver peace or stability in the Middle East
Peace in the Middle East is hard to visualise despite the euphoria following the Arab Spring rebellions of 2011. Now new conflicts and controversies have emerged across the region which is a cauldron near boiling point. Freedom-loving countries have a major role to play in the region’s future stability. THE ...
Dr. Kim R. Holmes
Iran’s nuclear ambition poses problem for Israel and region
The Middle East balance of power will be rocked if Iran acquires nuclear weapons. The blow to Israel’s regional predominance and the impact on Iran’s neighbours will create potentially other hostile nuclear powers. It may also lead to armed conflict unless a deal is struck quickly. IRAN’S nuclear parity with ...