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Russia’s Military Withdrawal Will Prompt President Assad To “Compromise”

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Russia has every right to withdraw most of its Aerospace Forces from Syria following Daesh’s defeat, with one of the most immediate consequences of this move being that it will prompt President Assad into a “political compromise” with the “opposition”. President Putin’s surprise visit to Syria saw the […]

Back to Back US Drone Crashes In Turkey Come Amidst Severe Strain Between NATO Allies

Two United States MQ-1 Predator drones have crashed in Turkey within four days, possibly cutting the Air Force's operational fleet of drones at NATO's main Turkish base down to half. This comes at a moment when the future of US drone operations in the region remain in question due to heightened political tensions with the […]

Germany Warns Its Citizens: They Risk Arrest If Traveling To Turkey

Escalation of the diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara ended in a clear message. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned German citizens that they risk arrest if they travel to Turkey. As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, the German government on Friday warned citizens travelling to Turkey that they are at risk of arrest. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said […]

U.S. Starts Shipping Weapons To Syrian Kurds

Just three weeks after reports first emerged that the Trump administration was considering arming the Syrian Kurd militia caught in the crossfire between Turkish and Syrian army forces, NBC reported that the American military has started shipping weapons and equipment to the Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces, also known as YPG, a key […]

Turkey’s Barks And Bites

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, This is the first time that Erdogan is openly challenging a concerted European stand. Turkey's foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years, aimed less at achieving foreign policy goals and more at consolidating voters' support for the […]

After Trump’s Syria Attack, Ron Paul Asks “What Comes Next?”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Thursday’s US missile attack on Syria must represent the quickest foreign policy U-turn in history. Less than a week after the White House gave Assad permission to stay on as president of his own country, President Trump decided that the US had […]

Ron Paul: “Zero Chance” Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag

According to former Congressman Ron Paul, the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed 30 children and has led to calls for the Trump administration to intervene in Syria could have been a false flag attack. As Paul Joseph Watson details, pointing out that the prospect of peace in Syria was moving closer before […]

“Assad Crossed Many, Many Lines”: Trump Signals Imminent Change In Syria Policy

Just one week after Rex Tillerson signaled of a historic U-Turn in US policy regarding Syria, when he said that “the longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people” suggesting the US is no longer intent on removing the Syrian president, this afternoon Trump signaled that the White House is […]

Trump To Seek Merkel’s Advice On Putin, Ukraine Conflict

Ahead of Angela Merkel’s first official meeting with the new administration at the White House next week, Reuters reports that President Trump will ask the German Chancellor for her views on how the United States can help resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine when they meet next week, senior Trump administration officials said on Friday. […]

John McCain Makes “Unusual” Secret Trip To Syria As Trump Prepares Plans To Defeat ISIS

In an unusual move for a sitting senator, John McCain (R-AZ) secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of their de facto capital of Raqqa.  The short visit came in the middle of a regional […]