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No ‘Big Change’ Expected in France’s Foreign Policy under Macron: SIPRI Chief

Paris (Tasnim) – The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) described French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as a foreign policy novice, saying that he expects “no very big change” in the country’s external policy under the new president. “Macron is generally regarded as having far less understanding of foreign and security policy issues than he does […]

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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Trump Plans First Foreign Visits…To Saudi Arabia and Israel

Washington D.C. (GPA) – For those still holding out hope that Trump is going to change US foreign policy the president’s first overseas should make it painfully obvious that this isn’t the case. The White House confirmed an loose itinerary of Trump’s first visits abroad today. On the list of destinations are Saudi Arabia, Israel, […]

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UN Response to US Attack on Syria: Noble Words, Empty Deeds

New York (SCF) – The refusal of the United Nations to qualify the recent US airstrike against Syria as an act of aggression makes the Organization irrelevant – something Russia has been trying to prevent. It has become vulnerable to scathing criticism after demonstrating its impotence and inability to act. The continued paralysis is an eloquent example of […]

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Geopolitics Alert Podcast: US-Russia Relations Under Trump & What That Means for the Mid East

In this episode of Geopolitics Alert, Jim and Randi discuss how US-Russia relations under Trump will be pretty much just more of the same thing. What does this mean for NATO and Ukraine? Will Syria finally see peace? All of our work unless otherwise noted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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New Military Alliance to Be Formed in Middle East

Combining available information to get the whole picture, one can see the situation in the Middle East changing drastically, especially as the US strategy is reviewed and new alliances are formed. The Trump administration is in talks with Middle East allies about forming a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter […]

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NATO Provokes Russia in Black Sea Before Defense Ministers’ Meeting

Black Sea – (SCF) Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap drills to be held by the Aerospace Forces and other branches to evaluate its preparedness against potential aggression. The exercise started on February 7. Some Western media have accused Moscow of preparing to start an aggression. In reality, the action is taken in response to NATO […]