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Have MbS and MbZ Overreached Themselves?

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 9 June 2017 It is still early days, but yes, it seems so. And in so doing, bin Salman’s (MbS) and bin Zayed’s

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27/06/2017 Article

Trump Tumbles into Saudi-Israeli Trap

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 3 June 2017 Jared Kushner did his father-in-law few favours when he enticed President Trump into the endless Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace process’.

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27/06/2017 Article

Trump and the ‘Management of Allies’

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 26 May 2017 One commentator recently noted that if one wants to work out Trump’s foreign policy, it is not so hard:

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27/06/2017 Article

Donald Trump at a Lonely Crossroads: The drip, drip of innuendo in DC

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 19 May 2017 It is time to pause; take a deep breath, and reflect. It is very clear that Trump’s Presidency is

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27/06/2017 Article

Trump Changes Gear: Strategic Syria policy now lies with Tillerson and Lavrov

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Alastair Crooke, Sic Semper Tyrannis blog, 13 May 2017 No, we are not referring to James Comey’s dismissal (though this too, does reflect a change

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27/06/2017 Article

The Great Game of Radical Narrative Change (and its Drawbacks)

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Alastair Crooke,  Sic Semper Tyrannis blog,  28 April 2017 It is clearer now: Trump seeks radical ‘narrative metamorphosis’. No more shall America be perceived as ‘weak’. America

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02/03/2017 Article

What US Foreign policy? Actually, Trump’s Domestic Policy is his Foreign Policy

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Trump’s Embattled ‘Revolution’ Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 25 February 2017 Pat Buchanan – perhaps the US politician with the greatest feel (as a thrice-times former

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