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Jordan to face numerous security challenges

Terrorism is a security and political challenge that Jordan will face in the next decade. The country has been a target for terrorist groups (Daesh and al-Qaeda) for many reasons due to Jordan’s proximity to Iraq and Syria, which have been suffering from terrorism for many years. As …

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Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

James M. Dorsey When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, …

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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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4 WAYS CORPORATIONS OWE US, BIG TIME—AND HOW THEY CAN PAY US BACK

Paul Buchheit The distorted belief that wealthy individuals and corporations are job creators has led to sizeable business subsidies and tax breaks. The biggest giveaway is often overlooked: corporations use our nation’s plentiful resources, largely at no cost, to build their profits. There are several factual and well-established …

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GERMANY CALLS THE EU TO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHINA

Gasanov Kamran Germany is outraged that China is absorbing European industry due to dumping prices and state support of private companies. German industry demands to tighten competition rules and increase investments in science and technology in order to keep up with the Middle Kingdom and prevent it from …

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KURDS IN SYRIA SUFFER THE GREATEST DEFEAT

The US leadership continues to comment on its sensational decision of the end of last year – to withdraw American troops from Syria. This decision will affect not only the US position. No less important is the fact that the United States, in fact, betrayed its closest allies …

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THE COMING YEARS FOR THE EU

Leonid Savin After Brexit and the significant growth of Eurosceptic and populist influence in Europe, the future of the European Union seems to be no longer questioned. However, the future is always open, and therefore there is more than one possible scenario. The U.S. National Intelligence Council proposes three …

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