January 2018

Israel’s Russia Gambit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Jan. 29 and told Putin that Iran is trying to turn…


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Things We Lost In The Mire – 5

EGYPT/ELECTION –  5 opposition leaders have called on voters to boycott the presidential election in March. Most challengers to President Sisi have been arrested or…


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The Week That Was…

… In which the Turkish invasion of northern Syria brought into focus the competing visions various states have for the future of the country. Following…






The Week That Was

A week in which markers were put down for the next few months. There was a buildup of Turkish forces along the Syrian border and…


Nuclear Madness

MAD was the big acronym during the Cold War. For those who cannot remember, it stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. The thinking behind the terrifying…