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SYRIAN STEW: TRUMP, RUSSIAN-IRANIAN-TURKISH CONFLICT RESOLUTION EFFORTS, AND THE ISRAELI FACTOR

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have taken the lead in attempting to bring about conflict resolution in Syria through the Astana talks that began in late 2016.  That these three governments are working together is quite remarkable [...]

THE INFLUENCE OF SYRIAN TALKS ON THE SOUTH CAUCASUS

The intra-Syrian talks in Astana on January 23 resulted from active diplomatic efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran. Currently the three are synchronizing their diplomacy and military operations in the Syrian conflict. Despite the tangled web [...]

Why Turkey has stopped trying to depose Syria’s Assad

Turkey is destined to remain confined to Syria’s northwest region focusing on keeping IS away from its border and Kurds contained, while leaving Assad’s future to negotiations, writes Paul Iddon. Just three days before the Astana [...]

ANCA attack on Trend – evidence that Armenian lobby lost its nerve

The attack of the Armenian lobby on the Azerbaijani news agency Trend is not just another act of anti-Azerbaijani hysteria, but the evidence that the lobby’s leaders lose their nerve. The thing is that, with election [...]

Armenia regarded as potential supplier of chemical substances

By Rashid Shirinov Armenia may face strict international sanctions due to illegal use of chemical weapons against the Azerbaijani civilians in the frontal zone. The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) detected Armenian white phosphorus [...]

Terrorism experts say Islamic State is ‘almost certainly’ behind the Paris attacks

THE terror that gripped Paris overnight could be repeated in Australia, security experts have warned. Deakin University’s Professor Greg Barton said the ability of extremist groups to transform young men into ruthless killers posed a growing [...]

Paris attacks: Counter-terrorism experts warn of copycat attacks following atrocities

Counter-terrorism experts are warning that the multiple, simultaneous attacks in Paris on Friday night could inspire copycat acts around the Western world including Australia. Commentators have said authorities need to be on alert after the attackers went [...]

Why France has become a prime target for terrorists

Many experts aren’t surprised that Islamic terrorists targeted France in attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more in Paris. John Schindler, the national-security columnist for the New York Observer, tweeted on Saturday: [...]

Azeris Hold Protests In Iran Over Racial Slur

RFE Tuesday 10th November, 2015 A slur against ethnic Azeris on an Iranian children’s television program has sparked a backlash that has spilled onto the streets. The popular children’s program Fitilehha has been cancelled amid the [...]

The Japan syndrome comes to China

By Jeffrey D. Sachs China is now experiencing what Japan went through a generation ago: a marked slowdown in economic growth after demands by the United States that it restrict its exports. In the late 1980s [...]