Non ci eravamo sbagliati: l'impressione di Analisi Difesa evidenziata il 5 aprile che la strana vicenda del gas nervino di Khan Sheikhoun costituisse un pretesto, una "cortina fumogena" per giustificare un rovesciamento della politica mediorientale di Donald Trump si è concretizzato questa notte.
A key geopolitical axis is swiftly shifting...
Forget the "official narrative" that Qatar was isolated due to its support of terrorism.
Europe's population stands at 740 million, so housing an additional 1 million refugees is possible without major social impact - and it's been done before
The Assad government has nothing to gain from launching chemical weapons attacks in Syria - and never more than now when it is winning the conflict, both on the ground and diplomatically. Indeed, launching such an attack now would be tantamount to insanity.
The attack raises a series of questions about the president's approach to America's political processes and institutions.
The US bombing of a Syrian airfield is flip-floppery at its worst. And it signals to America's foes that Trump can be easily dragged into military quagmires
They don't hate 'our freedoms.' They hate that we've betrayed our ideals in their own countries - for oil.
2016/01/12: a story that passed largely unnoticed in our American world. Sitting atop some of the planet's great oil reserves and getting 73% of their revenues from oil sales (income that dropped by 23% last year), the Saudi royals just hiked the domestic price of gas at the pump by 40%. Though it still remains dirt cheap by global standards, that act -- which is like charging for salt water in the middle of the ocean -- is an indication that something startling is going on. And note that, in the years to come, that kingdom's rulers are planning to cut back on similar subsidies for “electricity, water, diesel, and kerosene.” In other words, the world’s largest oil producer and a country of striking wealth (and foreign reserves) no longer feels comfortable giving away gas to its own population, even though this is part of a bargain it struck long ago for peace in the kingdom.
And the reason for this has little to do with Iran or Syria or Yemen or Iraq or the Islamic State. The problem is far more basic, as TomDispatch’s resident energy expert Michael Klare points out today. It’s the price of oil, which in the last 18 months has dropped through the floor. In a sense, the oil business -- with its constellation of giant energy firms, until recently among the most profitable companies in history, and its energy-producing states, until recently riding high -- may prove to be the natural-resource equivalent of a failed state, and, as Klare makes clear, the changing economics of oil will transform the political face of the planet. So keep your eye on Saudi Arabia. Things there could get ugly indeed.
In 2015 we witness a rare geopolitcal power shift - and in the face of every kind of new external challenge the leaders of the EU and the USA have never looked weaker or more bemused
Former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd claims that Russia is the only major power able to destroy the Islamic State terrorist group because it can ignore Western accusations and media backlash while doing so.
Milorad Dodik, the president of Republika Srpska, one of the two administrative entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, claims that Russia has played a crucial role in the fight against ISIL radicals in Syria, preventing the protraction of the Syrian conflict.
Turkey's occupation of Iraqi territory, a flagrant act of aggression, is a consequence of the US invasion of Iraq and the collapse of all principles of international law in the region since then, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman told Sputnik.
While we tend to think of the refugee crisis sparked by the Syrian conflict as incidental to the broader conflict with the self-proclaimed Islamic State,
For nearly two years, public opinion has grappled with the prospect of intervention amidst the failed states of Syria and Iraq, and has most often favore...
Vladimir Putin's military intervention is less about defeating Isis than about establishing himself as the ultimate counter-revolutionary leader.
Il capitano navigatore Konstantin Murakhtin ricoverato in un ospedale siriano dopo che 232 stato trovato e salvato dalle forze speciali di Assad: 171200...
Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdo196159an to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground