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NATO’s Southeastern Spearhead: Turkey’s Military Aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus Signals Proxy Conflict With Iran
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NATO’s Southeastern Spearhead: Turkey’s Military Aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus Signals Proxy Conflict With Iran
May 5, 2021

The past week has witnessed reports of increased Turkish military activity in Iraq and Syria as well as its intruding itself deeper into the war in Yemen. In all three cases Ankara has pitted itself against forces that are or can be seen to be pro-Iranian: Shiite parties in northern Iraq, the government of Syria and the Houthi-led government in Yemen.

The Guardian Misinforms on UK Role in World
May 1, 2021

The U.K.’s global influence is routinely seen as benign, writes Mark Curtis. Only occasionally does a more accurate picture emerge. 

The Guardian Misinforms on UK Role in World
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Syria Regime Change Still on Western Agenda – Ex-Ambassador Peter Ford
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Syria Regime Change Still on Western Agenda – Ex-Ambassador Peter Ford
April 30, 2021

“The Western powers are like dogs with an old bone on the subject of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. There is no meat on it but they continue to gnaw away,” says former British ambassador to Syria in an interview with Finian Cunningham.

Human Rights Watch Confirms Israel Is an Apartheid State
April 30, 2021

The 213-page report, “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution,” examines Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Human Rights Watch Confirms Israel Is an Apartheid State
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Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy
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Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy
April 22, 2021

In reality, individuals and companies only employ politicians and civil servants, paying them a lot of money, because they expect to make very much larger sums themselves.

Who Wags the Dog? Israel’s Friends in Washington Mean Constant War in the Middle East
April 22, 2021

Biden, like presidents before him, is caught in the trap between an extremist-dominated Israel and the all-powerful domestic Israel Lobby.

Who Wags the Dog? Israel’s Friends in Washington Mean Constant War in the Middle East
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Israel and Its Unlikely Arab Friends
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Israel and Its Unlikely Arab Friends
April 20, 2021

In 2020, Israel, supported by the United States, began a diplomatic offensive in the Arab world. The goal is evident: containing Iran. As U.S. author Eric Margolis writes, the countries that sign peace agreements with Israel, are “so frightened of neighboring Iran that they would happily have opted for Israeli rule rather than welcome the angry, unforgiving Iranians”.

A Middle East in Motion
April 19, 2021

U.S. sanctions are easily done, but not easily undone – even temporarily. Lifting them completely is institutionally almost impossible.

A Middle East in Motion
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