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Biden’s First Strike and the International Law of Self-Defense

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The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing several people and destroying several buildings. The Pentagon says that the airstrikes were a response to a rocket attack...
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Andrew Korybko: U.S. wants to weaponize JCPOA to eliminate Iran’s deterrent missile capabilities

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“The U.S. wants to weaponize the JCPOA as a means for reducing and eventually outright eliminating Iran's missile deterrent capabilities, which would, in turn, weaken its defenses and thus...
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George Szamuely: Assange pardon could have been Trump’s lasting legacy. He failed to secure...

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President Trump’s failure to pardon Julian Assange and Edward Snowden was not only a blow to freedom of speech. It killed any hope for him to be remembered as...
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Hezbollah’s precision missiles can ‘paralyze strategic systems of Israel

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A commentator on Israeli military affairs, Alon Ben David, wrote in the Maariv newspaper this week that “Hezbollah has succeeded till this day in accumulating accurate missiles of medium...
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Syrian Army to face major ISIS threat in 2021

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The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) ended 2020 with a powerful attack on a passenger bus carrying several soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA); this surprise strike with a roadside...
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Andrew Korybko: China-EU investment deal is a geo-economic game-changer

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China and the European Union (EU) clinched the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) on December 30 after seven years of negotiations. This development is a geo-economic game-changer, not least...
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Andrew Korybko: President Assad Slaughtered Neoliberalism’s Four Sacred Cows

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Syrian President Assad just slaughtered neoliberalism's four sacred cows of gay marriage, radical secularism, marijuana legalization, and gender theory in a short video of his latest speech that recently...
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Andrew Korybko: Complementary role of Iran, China, Russia in Syria reconstruction

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Tehran (Bazaar): Syria, like all countries, has the right to diversify its economic partners, and friendly competition between Russia, China, and Iran will benefit the Syrian people by getting them better...
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Andrew Korybko: Iran should become a crucial node in China’s BRI project: geopolitical analyst

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TEHRAN -     Andrew Korybko, an American geopolitical analyst, tells the Tehran Times that whatever the incoming American administration decides regarding the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), Iran should play...
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Does Size Matter? North Korea’s Newest ICBM

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMANOCTOBER 21, 2020MILITARY AFFAIRS, WMDDuring its October 10 celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, North Korea paraded its newest...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...