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Colombia’s NATO Membership About More Than Just Venezuela

    Colombia’s NATO Membership About More Than Just Venezuela

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia’s formal partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marks the first time that a Latin American country has joined the European group, and signals a new shift toward the Global South by the Cold War-era alliance. Colombia’s entry into NATO as a “global partner” signals that the U.S. military top…

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House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

    House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved its version of the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, with a bipartisan 351 to 66 vote that included 131 Democrats. The significant increase in the NDAA budget garnered the support of both parties, which cited concerns about the readiness…

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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

    The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However,…

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Amnesty International Trumpets for Another “Humanitarian” War… This Time in Syria

    Amnesty International Trumpets for Another “Humanitarian” War… This Time in Syria

One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release: The international community’s catastrophic failure to take concrete action to protect the people of Syria has allowed parties to the conflict, most notably the Syrian government, to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity with complete impunity, often with assistance of…

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Gaddafi’s Son Hopes to “Restore the National State and Sovereignty” in Libya

  Gaddafi’s Son Hopes to “Restore the National State and Sovereignty” in Libya

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Seven years after NATO-backed rebels deposed Libya’s leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the late leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, is reportedly readying himself for a return to the North African country’s political scene in a bid to unite the divided nation. Saif, who is 45 years old, intends to run in the country’s…

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How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy

  How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy

ANKARA, TURKEY — Ever since a failed coup in July of 2016, the increasingly anti-democratic policies of the Turkish government under the leadership of President Recep Erdogan have become an embarrassment for the NATO member’s Western allies. While many people may be aware, at least to some extent, of the ongoing crackdowns inside of Turkey, few…

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Conference Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

  Conference Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

This past weekend I attended a historic groundbreaking conference in Baltimore, organized by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.

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Russian senator promises nuclear response to NATO expansion

In response to NATO’s efforts to enlist new member-countries, a member of the defense and security committee for Russia’s Upper

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Montenegro began accession talks with NATO

  Montenegro began accession talks with NATO

BRUSSELS, February 15. Montenegro began accession talks with NATO on the details of membership, including political, military and legal questions,

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Is it possible for Lybia to ask for Russian help to fight against ISIS?

  Is it possible for Lybia to ask for Russian help to fight against ISIS?

By Anastasia Promskaya The foreign minister of the Tripoli government Ali Abu Zaakuka announced that Lybia could need help of

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