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Category Archives: Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Did France’s Macron Submit To The Arab World?

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, The tragic dead end of French fake "secularism" is that it allows public expressions of the Islamic religion in France, but prohibits the Christian ones. Far from defending the Judeo-Christian values ??on which France, the West and Europe itself was founded — such as individual liberties, freedom […]

Over 61 Dead, 300 Injured After Huge Quake Strikes Iran-Iraq Border

Update: AP reports that Iranian officials raise death toll to at least 61, more than 300 injured during earthquake on Iran-Iraq border region. ???? ????????????? ?????? ?? ???????? ???????? ?????? ???? pic.twitter.com/FwBLiX4hBI — Rudaw (@Rudawkurdish) November 12, 2017 Iranian state TV said Iraqi officials had reported six deaths and 200 injuries inside Iraq, though there […]

Hezbollah Leader Says Saudi Arabia Has Declared War On Lebanon

If three days ago the middle east was on the "verge of a catastrophe", then moments ago it took one big step closer to the edge. Recall that on Tuesday we reported that Saudi Arabia had again cast itself as the victim of external Shia plotting, after its internal weekend of chaos which included a missile […]

Mission Creep In Darkest Africa

Authored by Eric Margolis via Orinetal Review, The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earth’s land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it. As I sought to explain in my last book ‘American Raj – […]

Iran Slams Saudi, US Claims It Ordered Ballistic Missile Attack From Yemen

On Tuesday Iran slammed Saudi and US claims that it was supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with advanced ballistic missiles that Saudi Arabia says targeted Riyadh international airport on Saturday – which would be a violation of a UN resolution which ensures conformity to the Iran nuclear deal. Iran's state-run IRNA news cited a letter sent […]

Did Russia’s Iranian Energy Deal Kill Four Birds With One Stone?

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Russia’s gargantuan $30 billion energy deal with Iran simultaneously accomplished four objectives that are central to the grand strategic goals behind Moscow’s “Ummah Pivot”… Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin announced that his company signed a roadmap to invest the mind-numbingly large sum of $30 billion in the Iranian […]

Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, There is a common naïve view among many conservatives — and other supporters of a bloated military establishment — that foreign policy is made as part of a rational process in which foreign threats are assessed, and then requests are made to Congress to fund projects that […]

The Only Way Out Of The Qatar Crisis

Authored by Ahmed Chari via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Qatar has been known for years as a small peninsula nation that punches far above its weight. Its immense oil wealth and enormous influence, through its English- and Arabic-language Al Jazeera channels, have given it diplomatic clout across the Arab world. Its soft power has been […]

Bizarre Tanker Cooperation Prompts Questions If Qatar, Saudi Feud Is Staged

Either the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies (recall the Saudi ultimatum expires on July 3) and the whole Qatar “crisis” is the most staged and produced diplomatic stunt since last summer’s Turkish “coup”, or for some unknown reason, the worse the diplomatic relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia get, the more […]

Saudi Arabia Is Weakening US Influence In The Middle East

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, As widely anticipated, tensions between members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are slowly corroding the unity of Washington’s allies in the Middle East In a series of almost unprecedented events among Washington's regional allies, the crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar seems to worsen by the day. […]