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17/02/2018 Article

Putin’s Grand Bargain to Israel: Can Israel Digest It?

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Organisation, 17 Feb 2018 “Israel is climbing up a high horse,” Alex Fishman (the veteran Israeli Defence Correspondent) wrote in the

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01/02/2018 Article

The Songs of Angry Men

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 22 December 2017 This last week has seen –not one, but two – highly significant portents:  Taken together, they speak of the

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01/02/2018 Article

Bad Moon: (Trouble) Rising

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Foundation, 18 December 2017 It seems that we are coming to the crux: President Trump, like Reagan before him, was elected

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01/02/2018 Article

RUSSIA HAS DISSOLVED AMERICA’S UNI-POLAR PROJECT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 14 Dec 2017 Last week the Russian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff announced that “all terrorist units of ISIS on

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01/02/2018 Article

The ‘End of Dreams’, and the Saving of Appearances

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Alastair Crooke, Automatic Earth, 25 Nov 2017 Robert Kagan first called attention to the fact that America would need to awake from its ‘dream’ a

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01/02/2018 Article

Trump’s Saudi Scheme Unravels

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 17 Nov 2017 Aaron Miller and Richard Sokolsky, writing in Foreign Policy, suggest “that Mohammed bin Salman’s most notable success abroad

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13/11/2017 Article

Gambling all on black at the Roulette Wheel

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Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Gamble Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 10 Nov 2017 It is always tempting. The Syrian war is coming to an end, and the losses

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