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What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

Despite a 2015 ceasefire, conflict…

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Last Friday, the Benghazi Defense…

Geopolitics / Middle East

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Why Is The U.S. Reluctant To Bomb ISIS Oil Fields?

Dec 02, 2015 at 16:05 | Ryan Opsal

There has been some revealing new information coming out recently regarding the strategy against ISIS. One aspect many find troubling is the apparent failure of U.S.…

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Egypt’s Return To Strategic And Economic Centrality

Oct 23, 2015 at 15:33 | Gregory R. Copley

Egypt is in the process of rebuilding its capabilities and its prestige. On October 18 and 19, 2015, it held the first round of its legislative…

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Qatar And Saudi Arabia Threatening To Escalate Syrian Conflict

Oct 23, 2015 at 12:00 | ZeroHedge

Earlier this week, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir had the following message for Tehran: "We wish that Iran would change its policies and stop meddling in…

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The Beginning Of A Dynamic Century In The Middle East

Oct 20, 2015 at 15:45 | Gregory R. Copley

Historical trends are combining once again to make the Mediterranean-Red Sea-Indian Ocean linkage the nexus in a dynamic phase of the evolving global strategic architecture. The relationships of states within…

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Russia Is Still Limited In What It Can Achieve In Syria

Oct 16, 2015 at 15:47 | The Jamestown Foundation

The Russian air bombing campaign in Syria began on September 30, with about 20 sorties a day. The bombing drastically increased on October 8, to over 60 sorties and reached…

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Can Russia Really Afford Its Military Campaign In Syria?

Oct 13, 2015 at 16:57 | RFE/RL staff

 Rough estimates suggest that Moscow has spent at least $87 million for air and cruise-missile strikes in the first two weeks of its bombing campaign in Syria that began September…

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How Russia Is Deploying Its Military In Syria

Oct 08, 2015 at 15:06 | Yossef Bodansky

The Russian Air Force launched its first acknowledged bombing raids in Syria on September 30, 2015. Most of the sorties were flown by Su-24M2s, and the…

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Could The Syrian Conflict Irrevocably Change Global Geopolitics?

Oct 06, 2015 at 12:38 | Robert Berke

Few meetings ever started with dimmer prospects for success than the recent meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin. The real call for the meeting stemmed from…

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Iran Deal May Redefine The Middle East

Sep 18, 2015 at 16:06 | Robert Berke

 One month after the Iran nuclear deal was concluded, the Middle East is still reeling from profound shock. Long and well established alliances have led to bewildering changes, not only…

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Russia Using Iran Nuclear Deal To Expand Sphere Of Influence

Apr 14, 2015 at 16:06 | Nick Cunningham

The nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations could lead to a flood of new oil hitting global markets. That could result in a significant…

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