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Op-Ed: Operation Olive Branch: Latest Evolution of US Designs for Syria

Ankara (GPA) – On January 19th, while shelling Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-occupied Afrin district, Turkey announced the beginning of Operation Olive Branch. The ironically named operation is an open-ended aggression on Syrian territory with broad aims to take land from the US-backed SDF. Turkey claims the SDF, and their leading Kurdish force the YPG, pose […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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NATO Rolls Out Offensive Cyberweapons

Washington (NEO) – NATO members including the US, UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands have begun taking public steps in defining guidelines regarding the deployment of offensive cyberweapons. Reuters in its article, “NATO mulls ‘offensive defense’ with cyber warfare rules,” would state: A group of NATO allies are considering a more muscular response to state-sponsored computer […]

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Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya

Brussels (FAIR) – Twenty-first-century slave markets. Human beings sold for a few hundred dollars. Massive protests throughout the world. The American and British media have awakened to the grim reality in Libya, where African refugees are for sale in open-air slave markets. Yet a crucial detail in this scandal has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate […]

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Turkey Withdraws from Drill Over Insult, NATO Apologizes

Brussels (GPA) – The head of NATO has apologized to Turkey after “mistakenly” referring to Turks as enemies during a joint drill. NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg has apologized today, following the withdrawal of 40 Turkish soldiers from military drills in Norway. Ankara ordered the troops to leave the exercises following the discovery by Turkey that their President, Recep […]

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NATO and Ukrainian Troops Begin Training in Georgia

Tbilisi (GPA) – The latest western dismissal of Moscow’s national security concerns has kicked off this week, and it involves NATO and Ukrainian troops right along Russia’s border. The latest saber rattling has taken the form of another set of NATO exercises taking place along Russia’s borders. In fact, this latest exercise, known as “Agile Spirit 2017,” […]

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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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A History of John McCain’s Calls for War

Washington (GPA) – Earlier this week notorious war hawk US Senator John McCain (R-Az) was diagnosed with brain cancer. While the liberal and conservative establishments are sending their regards, Geopolitics Alert instead compiled a list of reasons why we don’t care about McCain. The list is, of course, a history of all the instances McCain has called […]