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The current situation in Syria

Giancarlo Elia Valori Syria is the great rotating platform of the Middle East. Paraphrasing the statement by Mackinder, the well-known British geopolitician of the early twentieth century, “who  rules Syria commands the Middle East, who rules the Middle East controls Europe and Africa”. This is the profound meaning …

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The Turkey-US Crisis

The refusal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive visiting US National Security Advisor John Bolton — who left for home with his head bowed in humiliation — raises many questions about the unexpected crisis that has erupted in American-Turkish relations. How serious is it? What steps …

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PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO: “THIS IS OUR FLAG, AND IT WILL NEVER BE RED!”

Andy Duncan Are we beginning to witness more of a sea-change in the world? We see President Donald Trump in the United States attempting to roll back some of the American state. We see Chancellor Sebastian Kurz attempting to roll back some of the Austrian state. And now …

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