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Turkey Election: Recep Erdogan Looking at Second-Round Challenge

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkish election for President is in full swing and it seems the incumbent, Recep Erdogan is going to face a second-round challenge. If the latest polls are to be believed, Recep Erdogan doesn’t seem to be in as good of electoral shape as he was when he first called this snap election in […]

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North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal

Pyongyang (MPN) – Though Trump’s threats against North Korea have lacked some of the grace with which his predecessors operated, to Pyongyang, U.S diplomacy has been marked by 65 years of broken promises and outright aggression. Is lasting peace possible on the Korean Peninsula? The answer to that question may depend on whether Donald Trump follows the well-worn […]

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China Can Hold Trump’s Trade War Hostage

Beijing (SCF) – Calling Donald Trump a bull in a china shop would be a kindness. His approach to foreign affairs has been at times a refreshing stick in the eye to the global post-WWII institutional order. But, in recent months it has morphed into something more dangerous. And his desire to solve the Gordian […]

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Is What’s Happening in Yemen Genocide?

Sana’a (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has spent more than three years bombing Yemen into oblivion and creating a humanitarian crisis. But is what’s happening in Yemen genocide? Let’s take a look. What Qualifies as Genocide? There isn’t a concrete definition of the word “genocide” and, unfortunately, the word gets thrown around a lot when it […]

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Yemen Says a Saudi-coalition Attack on Vital Hodeidah Port is a Red Line

Sana’a (AM) – The US-Saudi aggression has tried to capture control of Al-Hodeidah, Yemen’s main port city, since it started the war on Yemen in March 2015 but could not defeat the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees. Some reports said that the US-Saudi aggression is advancing towards Al-Hodeidah port city. Attacking Al-Hodeidah port would be […]

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US Imperialist Policies Towards Venezuela and Iran Show Their Hand

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – The Imperialist policies of the US have heated up within a span of 24 hours from an already fever pitch. On Sunday, the US State Department threatened Venezuela with further sanctions over their presidential elections which Deputy Secretary John Sullivan claimed as illegitimate. On Monday, not only did State follow through on their threats on […]

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Brussels Rises in Revolt Against Washington: a Turning Point in the US-European Relationship

Brussels (SCF) – The May 16-17 EU-Western Balkans summit did address the problems of integration, but it was eclipsed by another issue. The meeting turned out to be a landmark event that will go down in history as the day Europe united to openly defy the US. The EU will neither review the Iran nuclear deal (JPCOA) nor join […]

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Dermot Hudson of the Korean Friendship Association on North Korea’s Motives and Likely Moves in Negotiations

London (MPN) – If there is any country on the list of U.S. adversaries about which almost everyone lacks critical understanding, it is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea). Unlike most countries, the DPRK has managed to stay fairly closed off to U.S. interference and intelligence-gathering — whether by embassies and consulates, or other […]

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Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and What’s at Stake in the Turkish Election?

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what does this upcoming snap election mean for Turkey? Many readers with this site are likely familiar with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but that knowledge may be limited to his appearances in matters involving other countries like Syria and Russia. Yet even when you do hear about […]

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False Flag Alert in Crucial Week to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington D.D. (SCF) – This week sees a flurry of diplomatic efforts by Iran, China, Russia and the European Union to salvage the international nuclear accord following US President Trump’s violation of the UN-backed treaty. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is to travel to Beijing, Moscow and then Brussels to discuss how the remaining […]

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