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Trump, Brexit and leftist delusions – a taste of things to come

Duncan Whitmore Over the weekend Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally concluded his investigation into the possibility of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. A summary of the findings released by Attorney General William Barr cleared Mr Trump of the …

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China’s great geostrategy for trade and defence

Giancarlo Elia Valori The primary policy line of the People’s Republic of China, above all at sea level, is to defend its strategic and military interests, but anyway without undermining the trade routes and economic relations between China and its neighbouring countries. Just think about the Spratly issue, …

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War on terror: war of ideologies

The war on terror entered a new phase with the emergence of a new generation of jihadist groups and a change in tactics and tools to carry out terrorist attacks. Since 2015, large-scale reviews of counterterrorism strategies have been conducted, particularly in the United States and Western European …

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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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