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PHILIPPINES: A Real Threat to Washington’s Interests in Asia, Triggers ‘Operation ISIS’
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Marawi, Philippines. Frederico Pieraccini Strategic Culture In a recent chain of events, the Philippines has been rushing towards chaos. The failure by the Philippine special forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, considered to be the top brass of the infamous Abu Sayyaf organization in the country, coincided with a quick operation by a series of Daesh-affiliated terrorist groups to […]

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SYRIA: British and American Presence Directly Escalating Conflict Near Al-Tanf
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US paratrooper on security duty during a mission to train Iraqi forces (Photo: US Department of Defense. Source: Wikicommons) 21st Century Wire says… In southeastern Syria, the region around al-Tanf has quickly become a focal point for the ongoing conflict in the region. Near to both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, al-Tanf is currently the location of a […]

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Soft Power Masterstroke: Russia Sends Food Relief to Qatar
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21st Century Wire says… As 21WIRE reported earlier this week, the situation in the Gulf is now on a knife-edge, with Qatar and Turkey moving closer together – while Saudi Arabia, the UEA and the US also close ranks against the newly appointed emirate whipping boy. Once again, Russia makes another shrewd move on the […]

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ERDOGAN: Whims of a Dictator or The New Turkey in the Islamic World?
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Dr Can Erimtan 21st Century Wire Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (aka the Prez) and his ruling Justice and Development Party (or AKP) have for years been working hard to alter the appearance as well as the substance of the nation-state that is Turkey. And in this respect, the figure of the Turkish President himself seems to […]

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Gulf Crisis: On Fast Track to War
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Billboard in Saudi Arabia advertizing the 2017 Riyadh Summit (Image Source: Terror-Alert.com) Marwa Osman 21st Century Wire  In less than one week, what began as a simple disagreement in politics turned into a siege that could easily develop into a war. On June 5th of last week, Saudi Arabia and four of its regional allies decided […]

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The Qatari Conundrum: A Saudi Message to Turkey and Iran
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Pictured: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the eighth and current Emir of Qatar. Dr Can Erimtan 21st Century Wire The Middle East has been ablaze for many years now, but the Islamic Republic of Iran has so far largely escaped any direct harm. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, has also […]

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SYRIA: Sarin Attack Narrative Destroyed by MIT National Security Expert
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US Air Force personnel testing chemical weapons (Photo: Robin Cresswell. Source: Wikicommons) According to the White House and Western mainstream media, on the morning of April 4, 2017, the Syrian ‘regime’ of Bashar Al-Assad carried out a sarin gas airstrike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Although no proper investigation was carried out, the event resulted in […]

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QATAR: The Unexpected Consequences of Saudi ‘Muscle’ Flexing
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Niraj Srivastava 21st Century Wire The quarrel between Saudi Arabia and Qatar which began on 5th June is taking unexpected twists and turns. Events are moving so fast that it is becoming difficult to foresee what will happen next week, let alone next month. Even so, some equations in the Gulf and the wider Middle […]

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US Coalition Airstrike on Syrian Army in Al-Tanf is Another Calculated War Crime, Aims to Destroy Arab Unity
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Bouthaina Shaaban, Political & Media Advisor to Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad The crimes committed by the US forces by bombing units of the Syrian Arab Army that were advancing to liberate the Al-Tanf crossing on the border with Iraq, and before it in Al-Thardah Mountain in Deir Al-Zour, and then Al-Shaerat Airport were not […]

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The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War
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Andrew Korybko 21st Century Wire Experts all across the world are trying to figure out what’s really fueling the Qatari-Saudi Cold War, but the answer is simple – the US. As it’s always prone to do, Washington is masterfully playing a game of divide and conquer in the Mideast, doing the same thing to its […]

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