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April Arab Summit decisive and at critical time

By Shehab Al Makahleh The 29th Arab League Summit which will be held in Riyadh on April 15th is taking place at volatile Arab and international atmospheres, amid sharp Arab divisions and disagreements. In the midst of various dangers the Arab countries are facing due to the repercussions …

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The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim world

By Nafeez Ahmad Yemen is the latest casualty of a neoconservative strategy commissioned by the US Army to ‘capitalise on Sunni-Shia conflict’ in the Middle East – the goal is nothing short of ‘Western dominance’ Yemen is on the brink of “total collapse” according to the UN high commissioner for …

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Competing powers unable to find a cure for ‘sick man’

By Maria Dubovikova The paradoxes between the strategic priorities of global and regional powers are an inherent trait of Middle Eastern conflicts. This was clear when Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said last month: “The priorities of Western countries are contrary to those of the countries of the region. Therefore, the process of finding solutions …

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Gulf leaders’ annual pilgrimage to Washington

By Shehab Al Makahleh and Maria Al Makahleh US President Donald Trump will host Gulf leaders separately in a bid to pave the way for American-Gulf summit scheduled for next spring, albeit in May in Camp David. This year’s meeting is different than those in previous years as …

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China’s military doctrine with President Xi Jinping

By Giancarlo Elia Valori Which is President Xi Jinping’s military doctrine and his  “warfare rationale”? With a view to well understanding the evolution of Chinese warfare studies to date, however, we need to study the tradition of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the vision that the Communist Party …

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The End Of The American Way of War; The Cold War Really Is Over

By PAUL MCLEARY The American way of war — using overpowering industrial might, crushing firepower, and owning the sea and skies — may have come to an end, a top Pentagon official says. For the past two decades, “the Chinese and the Russians have been working to undermine that …

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Why Trump’s Expulsion of Diplomats Does (and Doesn’t) Unnerve Moscow

Joshua Yaffa n the matter of a few hours on Monday, Russia lost more than a hundred of its diplomats in the United States and Europe—the result of coördinated expulsions in response to the poisoning, in March, of a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in the …

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Chances of a US-Russia confrontation set for a significant increase

Maria Dubovikova The recent series of firings and appointments in the American administration have come quicker than expected. After the sudden dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US President Donald Trump appointed conservative politician and hardliner John Bolton as national security adviser, triggering mixed reactions. Bolton’s appointment as successor to H.R. McMaster has created an earth-shaking outcome worldwide, especially as the US government was …

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The Coming Long-Planned Middle East War

 Sondoss Al Asaad Recently, a mounting risk of conflict between Hezbollah and the Zionist enemy, on the northern border with Syria and Lebanon, has given fresh impetus against the axis of resistance by the tri-alliance rhetoric; i.e. the Zionists, the Saudis and the American. Various political and military …

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