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By Michael Jansen - Jan 16,2019
Turkey's military has shifted its focus from north-eastern to north-western Syria since Al Qaeda's Hayat Tahrir Al Sham defeated Ankara's surrogate factions and seized control of Idlib province, the last insurgent bastion in the war-torn country.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 09,2019
Ever since Britain issued the 1917 Balfour Declaration, extending the government's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" and pledging to facilitate this project, the indigenous people of that country have been ignored, attacked, sub
By Michael Jansen - Jan 02,2019
The Astana axis, comprised of Russia, Iran and Turkey, has gained increasing importance over the past two years, as Damascus, with the help of Moscow and Tehran, has slowly clawed back Syrian territory seized by insurgents, Al Qaeda and Daesh.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 26,2018
The latest US misadventure in Syria appears to be coming to an end.  When, last week, Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,200 troops from northern Syria, he admitted defeat.  The defeat of the US effort to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad and the failure of the
By Michael Jansen - Dec 19,2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ramping up rhetoric against the US for its sponsorship of Kurdish fighters battling Daesh in Syria.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 12,2018
The war in Yemen has to end now. There is no time to lose. With every month, tens of thousands of Yemenis join the millions who do not have enough food to survive. In recent weeks, the figure has risen from 13 million to 20 million of Yemen's 28 million people.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 05,2018
George H.W. Bush, who died last Saturday at the age of 94, has been lauded as a great US president, a humble patrician and a man who served his country during World War II as an air force pilot and from that time on.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 28,2018
Poland is set to host the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change while storms not only threaten the earth, but also divide countries into global warming perpetrators and victims.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 21,2018
The re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran has already imperilled the lives of Iranian civilians.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 14,2018
During the solemn commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the 71 other world leaders gathered beside the Arc de Triomphe to reject "nationalism", which he argued undermines a nation's “moral values”.In France and across the world,



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