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27th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference 2018 0

27th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference 2018

  Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed participated in the NCUSAR 27th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference. Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed was a featured specialist at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) 27th Annual...

Managing Water Scarcity in River Basins: Innovation and Sustainable Development A GlobAqua Conference on 04-06 October in Agadir, Morocco 0

Managing Water Scarcity in River Basins: Innovation and Sustainable Development A GlobAqua Conference on 04-06 October in Agadir, Morocco

Dr. Turki Al Rasheed has recently returned from a conference in Morocco which brought together practitioners and scientists in the water sector to exchange ideas and information and raise awareness about issues relating to...

It Is a New Era, But China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East 0

It Is a New Era, But China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East

Ramzy Baroud – towardfreedom.org Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ own political turmoil and the global power realignment...

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire 0

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire

Hunter DeRensis – theamericanconservative The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when. Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and...

International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Bio-Weapons 0

International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Bio-Weapons

Peter Korzun – strategic-culture In 1969, US President Richard Nixon ended all offensive aspects of the US bio-weapons program — the first category of weapons prohibited by an international treaty. In 1975, the US ratified...

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country 0

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country

Jacob G. Hornberger – fff.org This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war for 17 long years. At the time he was killed,...

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America 0

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America

Paul Buchheit – commondreams   A White House report recently proclaimed that the “War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said it was “ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in...

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun 0

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

By Mikhail Gorbachev – nytimes Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of...

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such 0

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such

Max Boot – washingtonpost When, shortly after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, I wrote a columntaking President Trump to task for encouraging right-wing extremism with his violent rhetoric, I expected to get a lot of blowback...

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If Mattis Goes, Trump Will Miss Him

Eli Lake – Bloomberg It took nearly two years, but President Donald Trump has finally said something unflattering about Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Rumors of the president’s unhappiness with Mattis date back several months,...

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death 0

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

RIYADH (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi...

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The West Hates Peace in Syria

Federico PIERACCINI- strategic-culture   On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was...

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser 0

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

SOUTHAVEN (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  Donald Trump on Tuesday openly mocked the university professor who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, joking about her inability to remember details surrounding the night of...

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone 0

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone

KAMMARI (SYRIA) (AFP) –  A Turkish military convoy entered rebel-held northwestern Syria early on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent reported, as the deadline for establishing a buffer zone between rebel and government forces draws closer. At...

Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM 0

Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new president is set to take office after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister. Barham Salih, a longtime Kurdish politician, will assume power in a...