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How a World Order Ends

12/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 191 εμφανίσεις

By Richard Haass Foreign Affairs And What Comes in Its Wake A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something new. It requires a stable distribution of power and broad acceptance of the rules that govern the conduct of…

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Russia in Review: Russia Poised to Escalate Ukraine Campaign

12/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 102 εμφανίσεις

Russia in Review is a weekly intelligence summary (INTSUM) produced by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). This ISW INTSUM series sheds light on key trends and developments related to the Russian government’s objectives and its efforts to secure them. Receive future Russia in Review INTSUM products via-email by signing up for the ISW mailing list….

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Americans Are Increasingly Critical of Israel

12/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 81 εμφανίσεις

New polling shows that the U.S. public’s views on Israel’s policies are shifting. BY SHIBLEY TELHAMI  FOREIGN POLICY  | DECEMBER 11, 2018, 2:44 PM U.S. President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk outside the Oval Office of the White House on March 5. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) The firing of Professor Marc Lamont Hill as…

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AFRICOM: A Neocolonial Occupation Force?

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 53 εμφανίσεις

by ERIC DRAITSER  Counterpunch Photo Source Blleininger | CC BY 2.0 Amid the George HW Bush imperial death-orgy, the endless saga of Midtown Mussolini’s daily news cycle, the seemingly unprecedented political upsurge in France, and countless other show-stopping news stories, you likely missed three very sad, yet revealing, incidents out of the Sahel region of West-Central Africa….

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Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 57 εμφανίσεις

By Damir Kaletovic – Dec 08, 2018, 11:59 PM CST OIL PRICE The specter of a rumored U.S. military buildup in Cyprus that would draw a major Russian response now adds to the ongoing Greek Cypriot-Turkish conflict over the island and the oil and gas riches it promises. Ever since the massive hydrocarbon discovery in Cyprus’ exclusive…

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Crimea Annexation 2.0

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 48 εμφανίσεις

GWENDOLYN SASSE  Carnegie Europe Similar to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Western powers have been confined to watching events from the sidelines without finding an effective response—so far. November 29, 2018 The events in and around the Kerch Strait over the last five days are a stark reminder of two things: the central role…

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Russia’s Gas Strategy Gets Help From Turkey

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 39 εμφανίσεις

MARC PIERINI  Carnegie Europe The Turkish Stream pipeline will make Ankara more energy dependent on Moscow. It will also give Russia a bigger energy foothold in Europe. December 03, 2018 It was November 19 in Istanbul. There, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a ceremony marking the completion of the…

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Energy resources in the East Mediterranean and Turkey

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 48 εμφανίσεις

Şahap Kavcıoğlu  04 December 2018 Yeni Safak There are many topics written and discussed on the last period of the Ottoman Empire. One of these is that after World War I, borders were drawn based on oil regions, and the oil regions left within the borders were eliminated on the maps. Intense operations were launched during former Energy…

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Interview: President of Cyprus on Sisi, gas deal, Turkey and Syria

11/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 79 εμφανίσεις

Gamaa Hamduillah December 10, 2018 I wish to stress that our cooperation is not directed against any other country of the region, including Turkey as well. The direct submarine natural gas pipeline is a significant milestone, not only for Cyprus and Egypt, but also for the European Union and our immediate region. Turkey’s illegal actions…

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Le pacte de Marrakech, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

10/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 69 εμφανίσεις

Non contraignant pour les États, le pacte de Marrakech a pour but de renforcer la coopération entre les pays. Loin des intox qui fleurissent sur Internet. Sur les réseaux sociaux, les théories les plus délirantes fleurissent sur ce que contient le pacte de Marrakech, dénonçant la vente de la France à l’ONU et des vagues migratoires chiffrées de…

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Court filing raises question of Trump prosecution: ‘There is a plausible case against the president’

9/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 76 εμφανίσεις

  WASHINGTON — For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016. The Justice Department stopped short of accusing Trump of directly committing a crime. Instead, they said in a court filing Friday night that Trump told his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to…

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US Senate Resolution on Saudi Arabia Could Change Middle East Dynamics

9/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 47 εμφανίσεις

By Dr. James M. Dorsey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A draft US Senate resolution  portraying Saudi policy as detrimental to US interests and values and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman as “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could, if adopted and implemented, change the dynamics of the region’s politics and create an exit from almost a decade of mayhem, conflict,…

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Inside Erdogan’s torture chambers

9/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 210 εμφανίσεις

  By LEIGHANN SPENCER Nato’s Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a “scathing” report on Turkey. Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country’s deterioration in human rights and rule of law, despite Turkey being one of its largest member states. Cafer Topkaya fled Turkey, via Greece, back to Belgium, where he had…

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EN DIRECT. Des gilets jaunes dépités par les violences

8/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 40 εμφανίσεις

Plus de 720 personnes ont été placées en garde à vue samedi, en marge des rassemblements des Gilets jaunes. De nombreuses dégradations ont lieu à Paris. Le chiffre ne cesse de grimper. À 17 h 15, 737 interpellations avaient eu lieu à Paris, selon la préfecture de police. De plus, 55 personnes ont été blessées, dont trois parmi les forces de l’ordre. 17…

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5/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 96 εμφανίσεις

Dec 5, 2018 BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY  Project Syndicate. Now that President Emmanuel Macron has retreated in the face of France’s grassroots protest movement, the ball is in the protesters’ court. The danger is that they will place themselves in the tradition of paranoid nihilism and pollute their ranks with the political vandals that France still produces in…

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US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like ‘90s in Iraq

4/12/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 92 εμφανίσεις

By Rudaw 10 hours ago Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey briefs the media on the results of the Syria Small Group in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 2018. Photo: US DoS video ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating…

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    Του Μιλτιάδη Σαρηγιαννίδη* Τετάρτη 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2018 Ο διάλογος αποτελεί μια συνηθισμένη μορφή διμερούς επικοινωνίας μεταξύ δύο κρατών στην οποία δεν εμπλέκονται υψηλά ιστάμενοι αξιωματούχοι, δεν υπάρχει δεσμευτική ατζέντα και συνήθως προετοιμάζεται το επίσημο πλαίσιο για την επίλυση διαφορών ...

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