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Why sanctions against Russia do not work?

By Shehab Al-Makahleh Economic and financial sanctions have become a major policy tool nowadays against countries that are deemed militarily powerful. Thus, any use of military force would lead to regional or world war such as in the case of North Korea and Russia. The targeted sanctions aim …

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Russia-US Security Dialogue Looming: Time to Address a Broader Security Agenda

A lot of people close to the US president wanted to prevent it at any cost but Donald Trump congratulated President Putin anyway and had a phone conversation with him. The US president said that the two would meet “in the not too distant future.” Preventing an arms race is one issue …

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Pentagon Admits Missile Defenses Powerless in Face of Russian Hypersonic Weapons

US Strategic Command’s apprehensions were reportedly shared by President Donald Trump, who reportedly expressed concerns over Russia’s new ‘invincible’ intercontinental cruise missile and nuclear torpedo during a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin. In testimony before the US Senate Armed Services Committee, StratCom commander Gen. John Hyten struggled to find the right …

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Is Turkey preparing to replace US military base in Qatar?

Shehab Al-Makahleh Few days ago, Qatar signed an agreement with Turkey to establish a naval base which will include a training center for maritime patrols and monitoring. In addition, 60,000 Turkish soldiers will be deployed across four military bases abroad in accordance with a new 2022 military plan set by …

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Gulf Leaders’ Annual Pilgrimage To Washington

Maria Al Makahleh (Dubovikova) and Shehab 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 almost …

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Denotations of Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to the US

Shehab Al-Makahleh Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense’s visit to the US is very indicative at this time as it is the first for him as crown prince and it paves the way for proceeding ahead with economic plans in pursuance …

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Why the West Cannot Stomach Russians

When it comes to Russia or the Soviet Union, reports and historical accounts do get blurry; in the West they do, and consequently in all of its ‘client states’. Fairytales get intermingled with reality, while fabrications are masterfully injected into sub consciousness of billions of people worldwide. Russia …

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The defining year was 1991: The demise of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union

Marcus Papadopoulos Whilst there are no golden ages, it is abundantly clear that the world today is in a very unhealthy state. From Eastern Europe to North Africa to the Middle East, countries, in recent years, have been severely destabilised, resulting in carnage and the destruction of hundreds …

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