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Why Jordan supports the two-state solution?

Shehab Al Makahleh There are political, cultural and economic conflicts mushrooming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Such wars should be collectively addressed. In 2014, the Jordanian monarch King Abdullah II said that the Middle East would not enjoy security and stability without an accepted …

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President Xi Jinping’s visit to Italy and the relationship between China and the Catholic Church

Giancarlo Elia Valori No official meetings between President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis are officially scheduled on the agenda for the Chinese President’s next visit to Italy. Neither party wants to jeopardize the agreement reached last September on the appointment of bishops and, however, as is well-known, both …

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Terrorism and extremism influence on Jordan and the counter measures of the government

Geostrat: Terrorists throughout the world are made. Since Jordan has borders with Syria and Iraq amidst a turbulent region, many Jordanians due to economic hardships and political dismay have resorted to initiate a caliphate in Iraq and in Syria in cooperation with many extremists and terrorists who stormed …

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US withdrawal from Afghanistan: The cure is worse than the disease itself

Adeel Abbas The US withdrawal from Afghanistan seems to be the replica of what already happened after Obama decided to leave Iraq in 2012.Recent withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan is considered as the prospect of imminent defeat factor that influenced Trump’s decision ,and also the innumerable financial cost of …

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The United States in Iraq and the new offensives in the region

Giancarlo Elia Valori Over the last few days, particularly on March 6,  new US troops arrived in Iraq. They in fact arrived in the Iraqi area of ​​Al Anbar, leaving from bases located in both Israel and Jordan, particularly from the Mowaffaq Salti and  H-4 air bases. Nevertheless …

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China Opens a New Military Base in Tajikistan

Emile Avdaliani Western media outlets recently announced China has built military facilities on the Tajik side of the Tajik-Chinese border. The move is significant as it is first confirmation (built upon earlier unconfirmed reports) of the Chinese military/semi military presence in the Central Asia region. The section where …

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Does USS Truman’s Early Retirement Herald a New War on Carriers?

Thomas Callender Whatever the promise of emerging technologies, combatant commanders still want more floating mobile airfields. The Pentagon reportedly wants to cancel the mid-life refueling for the aircraft carrier USS Truman, an unexpected move that would save $1.5 billion in fiscal years 2021-23, but only $16.9 million in 2020. More …

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Emotional Resilience: The Role of Social Media.

Soldiers are increasingly connected to the virtual world and it is degrading Operational Capability.  Our soldiers’ social groupings and structure have been redefined; they are no longer isolated and forced to forge social links with those in their immediate surroundings.  Instead he or she can pick up their …

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TACTICAL ART IN FUTURE WARS

Robert Scales The flurry of self-congratulatory prose emerging from multi-domain warfare literature today obscures the fact that a slogan such as “multi-domain” is not doctrine, and doctrine rooted in the fundamental tenets of warfare is a prerequisite for meaningful reform. Nowhere is the gap between sloganeering and meaningful doctrine more …

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