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By Michael Jansen - Feb 19,2020
When will the Trump administration stop bullying Iraq?
By Michael Jansen - Feb 12,2020
Donald Trump's acquittal in his Senate trial after being impeached for courting foreign intervention in the 2020 US elections and obstruction of Congress can only embolden him to adopt increasingly destructive policies in this region.
By Michael Jansen - Feb 05,2020
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered his forces to strike Syrian army positions in retaliation for targeting a Turkish military convoy bound for the Saraqeb in Syria's north-western Idlib province.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 29,2020
Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century", his "vision" of an Arab-Israeli peace settlement, is, as expected, a boon for Israel and a trap for the Palestinians. Everyone knew this would be the case. His deal could never have been otherwise.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 22,2020
Lebanon's largely peaceful uprising was fated to descend into violence if the demands of Lebanese in the streets were ignored by politicians determined to remain in power at any price.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 15,2020
The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, has reimposed the US military occupation on Iraq by rejecting Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi's call for the US to dispatch a team to Baghdad to establish a mechanism for the withdrawal of US and allied foreign forces from hi
By Michael Jansen - Jan 08,2020
US President Donald Trump's threat to bomb Iran's cultural sites in retaliation for attacks on US forces in the region makes him a modern day Hulagu.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 02,2020
It is about time for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to initiate and actually conduct a probe into war crimes perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 18,2019
At sea and on land Turkey is emerging as the bully-power of the Eastern Mediterranean.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 11,2019
This week, Palestinians mark the 30th anniversary of the First Intifada as popular uprisings against corrupt leaders grip Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Algeria roil the region from east to west.



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