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Saudi, UAE Proxies Clash in Southern Yemen, as UAE Plots Partition

    Saudi, UAE Proxies Clash in Southern Yemen, as UAE Plots Partition

ADEN, YEMEN — Following the recent announcement by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that it would begin withdrawing its forces from many areas of Yemen, the oil-rich Gulf monarchy is now positioning itself to play a role in post-war Yemen. The UAE government in Abu Dhabi announced it would form a new southern state in…

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From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

    From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

WASHINGTON — Since it was announced a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria has now — unsurprisingly – morphed from an “America First” policy move into yet another “Israel First” and neoconservative-supported initiative likely to continue the U.S.’ illegal occupation Syrian territory for the foreseeable future. Indeed, according…

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Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

    Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

NEW YORK – On Monday, the New York Review of Books published an open letter and petition aimed at securing Western support for putting pressure on Turkey to end its occupation of Afrin, opposing further Turkish incursions into Syria, and backing autonomy for Rojava — the region of Northern Syria that has functioned autonomously since…

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Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

    Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent US control over the parts it wants, “Attempting the Unachievable”. He stated that “The coming few months are likely to prove very difficult for the Americans and very costly, not just…

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Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

  Regime Change, Partition, and “Sunnistan”: John Bolton’s Vision for a New Middle East

This article is Part II of a series exploring the past of soon-to-be National Security Adviser John Bolton and what his appointment will mean for U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on the Middle East, Latin America, and the Koreas. Part I examined Bolton’s past advocacy for Israel, often at the U.S.’ expense. Part II…

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Trump’s Latest “Deal”: Sell Syria to Saudi Arabia for $4 Billion

  Trump’s Latest “Deal”: Sell Syria to Saudi Arabia for $4 Billion

WASHINGTON DC – This week, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) meets with top White House officials, reports have surfaced that Syria will be a key part of foreign policy discussions between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. According to the Washington Post, President Trump – in a bid to remove the estimated…

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