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Year: 2017

Our Top Ten Original Articles from 2017

Washington DC (GPA) – 2017 was a busy year. Here are the Geopolitics Alert best-performing pieces of 2017. Thanks for reading. Here’s to a 2018 full of resistance against US imperialism. 10. Instead of Speculating on Trump’s Future War Crimes, Let’s Look at Obama’s In the final year of President, and Nobel Peace Prize winner […]

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Trump ‘thought he could seal Israel-Palestine deal in a year’: Report

Al Quds (MEE) – US President Donald Trump believed he would be able to secure a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel in less than a year and was surprised by his predecessors’ failure to resolve the issue, a Palestinian official involved in talks with the White House has told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency. “At the beginning, […]

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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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International Criticism Grows for Libyan National Army Commander’s Defiance

ISIS IN ACTION On 24 December, a mass grave thought to contain the bodies of as many as twenty ISIS fighters was uncovered in the al-Manara neighborhood of Sirte following a report from a local resident. Al-Manara saw the most intense clashes between ISIS and the al-Bunyan al-Marsous forces prior to the former’s defeat in […]

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Twitter feud: UAE diplomat says Arabs won’t be led by Turkey

Abu Dhabi (MEE) – A senior UAE diplomat said on Wednesday that the Arab world would not be led by Turkey, the Gulf state’s first comment on Ankara since a quarrel broke out last week over a retweet by the Emirati foreign minister that President Tayyip Erdogan called an insult. Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs […]

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Iran Parliament Requires Administration to Declare Quds Palestine’s Eternal Capital

Tehran (TNA) – Iran’s lawmakers on Wednesday passed a motion with a double urgency status, obliging the country’s administration to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as “the everlasting capital of Palestine”. During an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning, the MPs ratified the motion to add a note to the article one of the act on supporting the […]

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Al Qaeda Allegedly Uses US Missile to Down Syrian Jet

Damascus (GPA) – Several terrorist groups in Syria claim to have shot down a Syrian jet, likely using a US missile system. Tahrir al-Sham (the Syrian branch of al Qaeda), and the Free Idlib Army (an offshoot of the Free Syrian Army) took responsibility for shooting down a Syrian jet yesterday and likely killing two […]

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Under Trump US Doubles Drone Strikes in Somalia

Washington DC (TLS) – The Trump administration has loosened the rules of engagement allowing it to carry out more deadly drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen. The United States said Wednesday it had carried out a new drone strike in Somalia, killing 13 extremist al-Shabab militants, bringing the number of drone strikes on the country to […]

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Qatari Wahhabism vs. Saudi Wahhabism & the Perils of Top-down Change

Doha (AMN) – A multi-domed, sand-colored, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming six years ago after an eighteenth-century Islamic scholar, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of one of Islam’s most puritan strands, raised eyebrows, sparked controversy, and has since become an episode […]

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US-backed Airstrikes Kill and Injure Nearly 200 People in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The US and Saudi war machine rang in the Christmas holiday weekend by massacring hundreds of Yemeni men, women, and children while the world watched in silence. Sana’a 11 people were killed and another four were wounded after four air raids targeted the Egyptian memorial in Yemen’s capital. The victims included a […]

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