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In the Middle East, Putin Has a Lot To Thank Trump for Right Now

May 30, 2018 // Independent - U.K.

Putin is not going to scream about human rights abuses in Gaza ... when his own jets have been destroying clinics and hospitals in Syria. He sticks to the “war on terror” – and being an ally of all. The children may rattle their toys, but the tsar has the keys to the nursery. The crackpot in the White House neither knows nor cares nor, one suspects, understands. He long ago opened the door for Putin – and Putin walked straight through it

Obama Empties Guantanamo

August 23, 2016 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The transfer ... of 15 inmates from ... Guantanamo is likely among Barack Obama’s final nods toward one of the promises he championed before arriving at the White House.

The Shrinking Map of American Interests in the Middle East

April 22, 2016 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

During the eight decades since U.S. intervention in the Middle East, there have been five primary components that have defined the map of American interests in the region: oil, the security of Israel, geopolitical interests, the War on Terror and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — with the [Read more]
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