July 5, 2017 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Day: July 5, 2017

Chemical-Related Issues in Syria Used for Politicized Purposes: OPCW Chief

Damascus (Tasnim) – Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said all issues in Syria, including those related to purported gas attacks there, are usually used for politicized purposes. “All the state parties with the chemical weapons convention have the obligation to declare their chemical weapons, to declare their […]

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French Defense Minister Calls Libya a “Totally Failed State”

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 June, two ISIS captives being held in Misrata, one Libyan and the other Egyptian, were said to have escaped from a prison belonging to the military intelligence agency in al-Kharrouba area in Misrata. The reports have not been independently verified and could be misinformation designed to muddy Misrata’s reputation. Sources […]

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Trump’s Missteps Cause China and Germany to Forge Stronger Economic Ties

Berlin (GPA) – US President Donald Trump’s increasingly protectionist trade policy is paving the way for a “new phase” in global relations according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. This morning a meeting to place between President Xi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of a garden in the Berlin Zoo. Despite the unique setting, the […]

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Happy 4th of July Yankee: North Korea Tests ICBM

Pyongyang (GPA) – The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) claims to have successfully tested their first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The DPRK announced the missile launch on Tuesday July 4th – aka the day the US celebrates it’s independence – and promised more “big and small ‘gift packages’ to the Yankees.” The missile that was launched is […]

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In Cairo, the Pot Boils

Cairo (MEE) – On the anniversary of the military coup which brought Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power, Egyptians are bursting with anger at his regime. Here are three ways this could boil over. “Sisi has failed himself and Egypt,” Bahey Eldin Hassan, director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, told me last night, the eve of the […]

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Russia’s New Weapons: Aircraft Carriers No Longer Rule the Seas

Moscow (SCF) – The US Navy received the first of its new generation aircraft carriers, USS Gerald R. Ford, on June 1, moving the $13 billion ship closer to becoming operational. It is expected to be commissioned this summer. Two other Ford-class carriers, the John F. Kennedy and Enterprise, are also planned. The ship can carry more aircraft, weapons and fuel with its larger […]

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