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US Deploys Missile Defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China Opposition

Pyeongtaek, South Korea (Tasnim) – The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China. The step comes after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward Japan as part of an exercise targeting US bases there. According to US Pacific Command, the first […]

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Op-Ed: Why the Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’ is a Farce

United States (GPA) – As Jeff Sessions becomes the latest victim of the establishment witch hunt for Russian influence, the one question nobody seems to be asking is ‘what exactly has Trump done for Putin?’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest victim of the neo-Mcarthyism sweeping through Washington. The accusations leveled against him are […]

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US and Saudi Arabia Shower Yemen With Air Raids and Cluster Bombs

Sana’a, Yemen – (GPA) For the second day in a row, the United States and Saudi Arabia devastate huge swathes of Yemen with air strikes and internationally-banned cluster bombs. US Airstrikes Continue for Second Day The United States has been conducting air strikes over a mountain range that appears to contain a combination of al-Qaeda and Houthi controlled […]

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The 5 Biggest Lies in Trump’s Speech to Congress

Washington DC (teleSUR) While some suggested that Trump’s speech was more “optimistic” than usual, the U.S. president stayed true to his fear mongering “alternative facts.” While many pundits suggested that U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday was an attempt to change the “tone” of the opening months of […]

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Downplaying US Contribution to Potential Yemen Famine

Sana’a, Yemen (FAIR) For almost two years, the United States has backed—with weapons, logistics and political support—a Saudi-led war in Yemen that has left over 10,000 dead, 40,000 wounded, 2.5 million internally displaced, 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition and over 90 percent of civilians in need of humanitarian aid. A recent UN report on […]

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Top US Commander in Middle East: More Troops Needed in Syria

Jordan (GPA) – The top US commander for operations in the Middle East has apparently told reporters that more American troops may be needed in Syria for “maintaining momentum” in the fight against the Islamic State. General Joseph L. Votel, head of CENTCOM, and therefore head of all active US military operations has said that […]

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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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Trump Strategy for Improving Russian Relations? Be Harder on Them

Washington (GPA) – While the mainstream media perpetuates the frenzied myth of Donald Trump being a puppet of the Kremlin, Trump himself says previous administrations were ‘too soft’ on Russia. Following the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for communicating with the Russian ambassador to the US prior to Trump’s inauguration, it now seems […]

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Russia Allegedly Violates Treaty With US by Deploying New Cruise Missiles

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Russia has allegedly finished the development of a new class of cruise missiles and deployed them in what may be a violation of a landmark arms control agreement between the Soviet Union and the US. The missiles had already been considered as a violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) […]

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