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Three Objectives for the Trump-Kim Summit

By Martin Navias  Should President Trump meet Kim Jong-un as planned, there are three key but achievable objectives that President Trump’s team should emphasize. These objectives fall short of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but North Korea will never surrender its nuclear weapons or its ballistic missiles …

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Does the Saudi Crown Prince’s Rosy Rhetoric Indicate Real Change?

By Zvi  Bar’el In the interview that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman granted to The Atlantic, there were many questions that were not asked The great excitement over the remarks of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is understandable. Finally, after more than a century since the …

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Bin Salman seeks US approval by sucking up to Israel

By Abdel Bari Atwan A close reading of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman’s lengthy interview with The Atlanticleaves the impression that it is the most important and significant he has yet given  — not just because of the new attitudes and information it revealed, but also in terms of the …

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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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