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As the US Isolates Iran, Russia and China Step In

With the scrapping of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal, and the imposing of “maximum pressure” on Iran, discouraging major European businesses…

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Iran Triggering: The Middle East Erupts Again

Saudi oil facilities were attacked on Saturday, September 21. Drones are claimed to have been used in the strikes. Satellite images indicate 17 points of strike at the Saudi oil…

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China Harasses US Troops Stationed in Djibouti

Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, director of intelligence at the U.S. Africa Command, has accused the Chinese military of harassing American soldiers stationed in Djibouti. The country is home to China’s…

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The Deadliest Countries for Journalists in 2018

Reporters Without Borders, an organization that covers issues related to freedom of the press, has released its annual report on countries deemed dangerous for journalists. While Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen…

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Is Russia Really Withdrawing?

Monday’s announcement of the Russian withdrawal from Syria was surprising to western analysts and media. Unused to a quick insertion and withdrawal from peacekeeping missions, many had believed that Russia…