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Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

Today’s world, with its current architecture of international relations, has entered a new phase of transformation, one that will take years. As a rule, such developments transpire through an overhaul of the old system with a new one being established instead, which is typically a painful process. The …

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Middle Eastern Geopolitics in The Midst of The Russo-Ukrainian War

Russia’s national interests have been harmed by the West’s efforts to obstruct Eurasia’s integration and provoke conflict. Support from the United States and the European Union for Ukraine’s anti-constitutional coup d’état sparked a societal upheaval and a bloody conflict. Right-wing nationalist ideology is getting more and more popular, …

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Gulf security is perilous with or without a revived Iran nuclear accord

James D. Dorsey With the fate hanging in the balance of the 2015 international agreement that curbed Iran’s nuclear program, prospects for greater security and stability in the Middle East are meagre with or without a deal. Undoubtedly, the region will be better off with a revival of …

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A Significant Shift in Power Projection

By Amy Sherif The US Navy (USN) is adopting a new path, solidifying a strategic move towards Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) to conduct enduring sea control and power projection missions.  The Navy is shifting into the building and maturing its Overmatch program and providing Joint All-Domain Command and …

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World Bank forecasts uneven recovery in Middle East and North Africa

Economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow by 5.2% in 2022, the fastest rate since 2016, on the back of oil-price windfalls benefitting the region’s oil exporters. But heightened uncertainty surrounds this forecast due to the war in Ukraine and ongoing …

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Persuade, Change, and Influence: The Use of Psychological Operations Against the Russian Federation

Alan Cunningham The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has garnered much attention, not only by foreign policy and military enthusiasts, but by the general public throughout much of the world. The world has watched with rapt attention as Russia continually fails in the majority of their military endeavors, as …

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Russia, Ukraine, and the Desert of the Real

Hanna Eid What we are seeing is the USA-NATO nexus reacting to the new reality of multipolarity in the world system by desperately attempting to control the flow of information. The instantaneity with which the entire western political spectrum was whipped into line during the ongoing conflict between …

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America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century

Michael Hudson  The MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquer NATO My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his …

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Violence Is History’s Great Economic Leveler

Rainer Zitelmann The greatest “levelers” in history have been violent events such as wars, revolutions, state and systems collapses, and pandemics, but the greatest poverty reducer in history has been capitalism. The authors of the classical utopian novels were obsessed with the notion of equality. In almost every …

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