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ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

    ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

Turkey recently threatened to send 1,200 ISIS terrorists back to their countries of origin in the EU, the U.S., and the UK. Turkey’s Interior Minister, Suleyman Solyu, claimed that extradition would begin on Monday, November 11, ironically on Armistice Day. Ankara claimed it would even send back those whose citizenships have been revoked. How Turkey…

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Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

    Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly winning re-election just three weeks ago. The preceding 21 days were filled with fractious demonstrations and counter-protests from Morales’ supporters and opponents. On October 20, Morales had secured enough votes to win the election outright in the first…

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5 Fast Facts About the Military Coup in Bolivia and What You Can Do

    5 Fast Facts About the Military Coup in Bolivia and What You Can Do

The United States is currently backing a military coup against Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who recently won re-election. Bolivia has enjoyed relative calm during the length of Morales’ presidency which began in January 2006. In 2008, Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador and counter-narcotics agents. The two countries have not had an ambassadorial relationship since 2009.…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

    Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

  Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

  Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia, Iran, and Assad, to ISIS even. It is true that the U.S. and NATO policy of interventionism is failing,…

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A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

  A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

SADAA, NORTHERN YEMEN — Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of the Saudi Air Force. That bomb fell on Farah’s school on September 24 and killed Farah, two of her sisters,…

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Dialogue in Venezuela is a missed opportunity for Democrats

  Dialogue in Venezuela is a missed opportunity for Democrats

Days after the Democratic presidential candidates missed yet another opportunity to challenge President Donald Trump’s failed Venezuela policy on the debate stage on September 12, President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties. These events offer insight into the differing perspectives on the economic, social and political crises in Venezuela – one…

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The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

  The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

 It’s been a summer of unrest in Hong Kong, and the Western mainstream press has been in uproar providing non-stop coverage of what they’ve described as a “pro-democracy movement fighting for freedom” against the repressive Chinese government.  Since March, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets each week, clashing with police and security forces,…

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Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with His Favorite Econo-Political Battering Ram

  Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with His Favorite Econo-Political Battering Ram

BEIRUT — Economic sanctions are not only a very important topic in present international relations but have also come to pepper daily news headlines. Sanctions have become an increasingly prevalent measure for disciplining a state’s “unacceptable behavior” by banning trade with said state and disrupting its financial relations for political purposes. Economic sanctions can be…

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