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Washington Gears Up to Take on China, Russia, and Iran at the Same Time

Calling President Biden a Cold War “warrior,” Chinese IR experts, by citing Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last August and the recent US decision to impose new export controls aimed at crippling China’s ability to procure or manufacture advanced semiconductors are claiming that the US is preparing to wage a war …

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The Middle East between Washington and Beijing

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell, a British historian, philosopher and mathematician, proved himself a prescient pithily visionary when he penned “The Problem of China” by assessing the republic ahead of his time. “All the world will be vitally affected by the development of Chinese affairs, which …

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Terrorism Has Changed, America Must Too

All parts of government need to do their part to upgrade our ability to name terrorists and keep them from establishing safe havens for planning attacks. The year 1997 saw Bill Clinton begin his second term as president of the United States, DVDs come into existence as a …

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The Brzezinski Doctrine And NATO’s Response To Russia’s Assault On Ukraine

The American-Polish scholar Zbigniew Brzezinski has proven to be one of the most insightful of the geostrategists, old-guard Kremlinologists, and futurologists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He contributed to “formulating a coherent strategy for the United States, that aimed at dismantling the Soviet bloc” and liberating Central …

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Jordan summit discusses Iraq security, achieves little progress on Iran

Iranian posturing “This summit has great ambitions but no one expects miracles,” said Riad Kahwaji, director of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis. France’s role as a mediator is crucial, Kahwaji added, with Paris “keeping the thread of dialogue on behalf of Westerners with Iran, …

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Jordan’s economic security, a pillar of national security

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh After few days, we will welcome a new year and bid farewell to another. We have nothing but to be optimistic to get out of the economic difficulties caused by regional, international and domestic circumstances that raised the debt to US$41 billion, which constitutes 117% …

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Jordan’s options to rein Israel new government

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh Almost a year ago, his majesty King Abdullah II had a meeting with a group of British journalists in London during his stopover after his participation in the climate summit in Glasgow. King Abdullah II said that what worries him most is the failure to …

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Russia-Ukraine’s Winter’s War

Anuj Dhyani More than 10 months have passed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, and the conflict is still ongoing. No one knows when it will end, but today, the conflict is entering a new phase called “the Winter War,” as snow begins to fall alongside …

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What democrats and republicans expect from U.S. foreign policy

Partisanship colors Democrats’ and Republicans’ foreign policy priorities in ways that will matter substantially for companies, global supply chains and financial markets under a divided Congress. This is demonstrated by the results of a public opinion poll conducted by Morning Consult’s U.S. Foreign Policy Tracker. Among voters’ top five …

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