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28/05/2018 Article

Sanctioning the World, the US Inadvertently ‘Locks & Launches’ Multipolarism

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Foundation, 28 May 2018 The commemorative medal had already been cast and published. It depicts profiles of Trump and Jong Un,

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08/11/2017 Article

What Happens to Sunni Islam after Syria?

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Syria’s Survival Is Blow to Jihadists Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 8 Sept 2017 Syria’s victory in remaining still standing and on its feet, as it

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08/11/2017 Article

The Reasons for Netanyahu’s Panic

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 1 Sept 2017 A very senior Israeli intelligence delegation, a week ago, visited Washington. And this week, PM Netanyahu broke into President

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08/11/2017 Article

How the Deep State Ties Down Trump

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 26 August 2017 Trump has had his foreign policy hands and feet tied by the Russia (and Iran) Sanctions Act.  He

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08/11/2017 Article

The Centre is Folding (on many fronts)

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 28 July 2017 That ‘icon’ of the ‘centrists’, Facebook, recently wrote to a site on the US Alt-Right telling them that various

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08/11/2017 Article

A Syrian Cordon Sanitaire: Is Israel huffing & puffing, or is it serious ?

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 21 July 2017 Israel has backtracked on the Amman ‘ceasefire’ agreement negotiated by the US, Russia and Jordan. The latter established the

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08/11/2017 Article

How Trump Defines the Future

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Alastair Crooke, Consortium News, 20 July 2017 Europe, the Guardian tells us, has its old ‘mojo’ back. There is a new optimistic mood – “or even

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