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Trump at the United Nations

Kim Petersen “The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.” – US president Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017 If you are …

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After Astana-6 China Ready to Join the Syrian Peace Process, Lead the Reconstruction Efforts

GM | Staff Writer   After two days of negotiations, Astana talks wrapped up on Friday, resulting in long-awaited agreement on establishing the fourth and the final de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate bordering Turkey. As the talks were concluding, China finally upped the ante on Syria by expressing its …

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The ill timing of Iraqi Kurdish referendum spells another disaster

Stana Dubajic   As the Syrian tragic war draws to its end, another potentially explosive development in the region is increasingly gaining media attention in recent weeks – the Iraqi Kurdish referendum. With less than two weeks left to the Referendum date, the Kurds seem to be faced with a …

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Erdogan Meets Bashar al-Assad in Astana on Putin’s Request

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, according to sources familiar with the Turkish presidency. The Turkish news site Khabdar reported that Erdogan met with Assad at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin after meeting Iranian President Hassan …

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Lavrov’s visit to Riyadh and Amman comes at a right time

By Shehab Al Makahleh •    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is experiencing a fundamental geopolitical transformation which has pushed both superpowers to get more involved in the affairs of the MENA region. The frequent visits of both American and Russian officials to the region reflect …

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The power bloc: Turkey is done with the EU, and now eyeing a Pakistan, Russia, China alliance

Erdogan wants to join China-Russia bloc via Pakistan. By Zain Khan • The power bloc A power bloc may just be formed from the friendship between Ankara, Islamabad, Russia and China. As celebrations are ongoing for the 70 years of diplomatic ties between Turkey and Pakistan, the long economic relations …

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King of Saudi Arabia to visit Russia in October

By Peter Korzun • Despite differences over Syria and the Iranian nuclear deal, current Russia-Saudi Arabia relations are arguably at an apex, both in terms of shared interests and mutual understanding. It has just been announced that King of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will visit Russia in late October. …

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