Politics

Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

2020 Jul 29

One must hope that China and the United States will eventually arrive at an understanding that great-power competition does not preclude cooperation to resolve major global challenges.

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Shifting Sands in the House of Saud with a King’s Declining Health

2020 Jul 23

King Salman may not be on his deathbed, but his son is renowned for not wanting to waste an opportunity.

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Sino American Relations Continue to Sour

2020 Jul 23

If anyone thought that Chinese American relations could not get worse, they were wrong, as President Trump and the State Department ratcheted

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Was Iraq’s prime minister right to go after an Iranian proxy?

2020 Jul 15

Rocket attacks by Iranian proxy groups in Iraq have been a common feature of the Iraqi security landscape over the past two decades, often causing material damage and on occasion killing and injuring Americans and Iraqis.

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What explains the decline of Iran’s moderates? It’s not Trump

2020 Jun 28

Why have Irans moderates and reformists lost public support, and what will this mean for Irans foreign policy?

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The Militia Movement in America

2020 Jun 24

After keeping out of sight for much of Trump’s presidency, the American militia movement is making itself felt. In the last few weeks, the Michigan militias protected monuments in Hillsdale, Michigan and others were involved in a shooting in New Mexico,

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Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

2020 Jun 24

It is well known that Israel possesses enormous firepower and strong armed forces for land, sea, and air combat, and is better equipped than any other army in the Middle East.

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The Lure of Blood Money

2020 Jun 22

Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.

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The Pandemic Must End Our Complacency

2020 Jun 22

With an economic downturn as severe as the Great Depression and political conditions similar to those in the run-up to World War I, an international system built on globalization now hangs in the balance.

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The New Three-Dimensional Political Situation in Iraq: An Iraqi Point of View

2020 May 30

These developments come after important events in the political scene during the past two years. The most important of which is Irans loss of its soft power, which has long helped it win the Shiite street in Iraq.

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Disengaged of shrine brigades from the Popular Mobilization Authority (PMA): other factions fears

2020 May 28

The PMF units was created in 2014 following a fatwa, or religious call to action, from Sistani, to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) after its occupation of large areas in northwestern Iraq. At the begging, all of the PMF units are armed groups following Al

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China Is Its Own Worst Enemy

2020 May 27

Had Chinese President Xi Jinpings communist regime been wise, it would have sought to repair the pandemic-inflicted damage to Chinas image by showing empathy and compassion to other countries.

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