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Azerbaijan, Without Explanation, Drops Out of NATO Exercises

Baku (EAN) – When NATO military exercises kick off in Georgia next week, they will include troops from the United States, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, and Armenia. But they won’t include Azerbaijan, an unexpected, last-minute dropout. Azerbaijan also didn’t participate in another set of recently concluded NATO-affiliated drills in Romania, although in past years they had […]

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Georgia: Disapproval Rising for NATO Membership

Tbilisi (EUN) – NATO recently recognized Georgia’s contributions to peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Kosovo by holding a session of the alliance’s parliamentary assembly in Tbilisi in late May. The occasion reinforced the hopes of Georgian leaders that their country can one day soon gain admission to NATO. However, polling in the lead up to NATO’s parliamentary assembly […]

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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 […]