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Trump’s Sword Dance on the Middle East ‘Grand Chessboard’

By Shehab Al Makahleh –  Literally overnight Trump’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia, aimed to bolster Arab unity against terrorism and Iran, has triggered a political earthquake in the Gulf and beyond. The Saudi Arabia-led diplomatic war against Qatar declared only a week after Riyadh Summit ended leaves the …

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Russia ready to supply Turkey with S-400, but why does Turkey need it?

By Shehab Al Makahleh |  Few days ago Russian president Putin stated Russia’s readiness to supply Turkey with advanced S-400 air defense systems. Turkey’s spat with the EU and growing discord with the NATO may be reason behind Turkey’s demand for Russian weapons. For its Arab neighbors the …

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Jordan Not to Send Any Troops to Syria

By Shehab Al Makahleh Jordan’s official stance regarding Syrian conflict supports peaceful resolution, yet reports have appeared in the media claiming that the kingdom is readying for a ground invasion of Syria. As “Eager Lion” military exercises in Jordan this year coincided with the intensified anti-terrorist fighting along …

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Aleppo Reporter Exposes White Helmets, West For Working With Al-Qaeda; Debunks “Assad’s Brutality”

By Brandon Turbeville As more and more evidence reveals the terroristic nature of the White Helmets and the fact that the groups is nothing more than a wing of al-Qaeda/Nusra, the facts surrounding the terrorist support group seem to be snowballing. After in-depth research by Vanessa Beeley of …

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