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The Dis-United Arab Emirates

The Dis-United Arab Emirates

With the palace rivalries among the emirates of the UAE and the monarchies in the GCC, the region is prone to outside provocateurs and influence-peddlers, Wayne Madsen writes.

Salvini Is Positioning Italy for Confrontation

Salvini Is Positioning Italy for Confrontation

First, Salvini goes into the European Parliament to disrupt proceedings and further undermine Angela Merkel’s powerbase. Second, he and Di Maio take that success back to Rome and use that to engage real EU reform of the financial system.

Putin Derangement Syndrome After Mueller

Putin Derangement Syndrome After Mueller

Derangement was strong before the interference/collusion lie and it will exist as long as Putin does: the war party is too invested in personalities ever to realise that it's Russia, not its president, that's the obstacle.

The Looking Glass Splinters

The Looking Glass Splinters

Is not the stand-off taking place within the EU somehow a re-run of the struggles that were precisely opposed to the notion of an European Empire imposing its rigid ‘Lex Europa’ over diverse peoples, by a centralized and aloof, authority?

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