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Tag Archives: Syrian civil war

The United Nations

The United Nations

Toothless, but still humanity’s last hope United Nations (UN), established on 24 October 1945 after the Second World War, was the modified form of the dysfunctional League of Nations that was founded on 10 January 1920 to prevent wars through collective security and disarmament, settle international disputes through negotiation and arbitration, resolve the territorial, political and trade-related disputes through negotiation, …

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Syria after the US-led attacks

Syria after the US-led attacks

By: Rami G Khouri  Russia, Iran and Turkey will determine the future of Syria As the dust settles from the Franco-Anglo-American missile attacks against Syrian targets, we find once again that narrow military action in one corner of that ravaged country may have little impact on the wider political and security picture. The current geopolitics of the Syrian conflict is …

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The Middle East

The Middle East

Caught in a Vicious Circle of Destruction Thomas Hardy once said, ‘And yet to every bad, there is a worse’. In the current Middle Eastern crisis, when the world thinks the situation cannot get worse than this, callous leaders manage to outdo themselves in spreading destruction and mayhem. During the past some months, the Middle East has become the home …

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Evolving Sino-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Looking at the global political landscape over the recent months, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment. One of …

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THE LOOMING WORLD WAR 3, How to Save the World

The world is going through a turbulent period and the roiling cauldron of Middle East politics has been stirred by launching of a blockade against Qatar by ten countries led by Saudi Arabia. Besides, the longstanding Palestine issue, the unending Syrian civil war, the Daesh invasion in Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Yemen are also making the situation in …

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Making Sense of US Missile Attacks in Syria

Making Sense of US Missile Attacks in Syria

The declining US influence in the Middle East has prompted the Trump administration to militarily intervene in the festering Syrian civil war. After the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Ghouta on 21 August 2013, the US had been anxiously waiting for a similar attack in Syria so as to provide a legitimate cause to its direct military intervention …

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