Tag: Middle East

who-benefits-from-a-confrontation-between-the-eu-and-russia?
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Feb
2021

Who benefits from a confrontation between the EU and Russia?Who benefits from a confrontation between the EU and Russia?

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The relationship between Russia and the West, already in a post-Cold War chill, has come under new pressure over the status of Alexei Navalny, and the European Union has threatened sanctions on Russia. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Relations have been consistently torn apart by the European Union.” […]

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diplomat-urges-biden-to-engage-with-others-to-resolve-the-syrian-crisis
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Dec
2020

Diplomat urges Biden to engage with others to resolve the Syrian crisisDiplomat urges Biden to engage with others to resolve the Syrian crisis

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator  Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. He recently published a policy analysis concerning the US foreign policy on Syria. While, much of his analysis demonstrates professionalism; he misses a very important point of view: that of the Syrian people living inside Syria, […]

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Dec
2020

Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthroughQatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing […]

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trump-nominated-for-third-nobel-peace-prize-–-for-peacemaking-[video]
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Oct
2020

Trump nominated for THIRD Nobel Peace Prize – for PEACEMAKING [Video]Trump nominated for THIRD Nobel Peace Prize – for PEACEMAKING [Video]

This is clearly an opportunity to gloat and say “see, I told you so.” Read on and enjoy. Two earlier pieces here on The Duran make note of the US President’s record on foreign policy and aggression, something that had long been the focus of many geopolitical wonks as being proof of the “hegemony” of the United […]

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Jul
2020

Spain increases its interest in the Middle EastSpain increases its interest in the Middle East

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… In the current geopolitical scenario, many countries seek to increase their international projections and gain space and power in an increasingly less hegemonic world. Day after day, states of lesser geopolitical relevance try to broaden their […]

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Nov
2019

The Middle East’s New Post-Regime Change FutureThe Middle East’s New Post-Regime Change Future

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation: With the transformation of the rules of the “Great Game” in the Middle East emerging out of President Trump’s recent Syrian surprise pullout and Putin’s brilliant manoeuvres since 2015, a sweeping set of development/reconstruction programs led by China now have a chance to become hegemonic across […]

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