Can diplomacy prevent Turkey-Russia clash in Syria?

If not for the coronavirus outbreak and the US Democratic primaries, the latest phase of the Syrian war would have been the first item on international news bulletins. What with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Syria that Turkey will … Read More

Israeli defense minister: ‘We won’t stop until Iran has been driven from Syria’

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“For years on end, we have fought against the Iranian tentacles in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip, but we have not focused enough on weakening Iran itself. Now we are changing the paradigm,” affirms Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett. … Read More

Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey’s Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as … Read More

Sweden And Its Welfare State In Crisis

Authored by Nima Gholam Ali Pour via The Gatestone Institute, The Swedish welfare state has often been praised by the left in the United States. After the migration crisis of 2015, however, when Sweden was flooded by Syrian refugee claimants, Sweden is now facing … Read More

Iran Claws Back Its Regional Influence

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A demonstrator holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2020 Photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency/Reuters Last week, international politics was consumed with the … Read More

2020 Could See A Renewed Refugee Crisis In Europe

A desperate scramble from Syria’s Idlib province has begun. Pouring from the last rebel stronghold as state troops advance, the region’s weary populace face a perilous journey. The road north is their only real hope—but strafed daily by machine gun … Read More

Israel’s strikes in Syria hurt Iran

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IAF attacks are forcing Iran in Syria and its proxies in Iraq to go underground. IAF attacks Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, November 20, 2019 –(photo credit: YEDIOT M’HASHETACH (TELEGRAM)) The Israel Air Force has been unrelenting toward the Iranian build-up … Read More

Russia threatens to unleash hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees on Europe

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The Syrian army’s offensive in the Idlib province in December, accompanied by the mass bombing of settlements by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has brought the Middle East to the brink of a new migration catastrophe. The series of bombing runs … Read More

Up to 4,000 US troops could deploy to Middle East amid Baghdad unrest: officials

The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division’s alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy rapidly to Kuwait amid the unrest in Baghdad, three U.S. defense officials told Fox News on Tuesday. At least 500 paratroopers are already making their way to … Read More

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