Eurasia

The Mossad in Damascus

The Lebanese Hezbollah announced the arrest of cells in the Syrian army dealing with the Mossad, according to al-Hal Net. The Lebanese Hezbollah announced the arrest of cells in the Syrian army dealing with the Mossad. This comes after Israel increased its attacks on Syria and since the beginning of …

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Russia’s Presidential Representative Meets Syrian Parties Including SDC

The SDC called for ending the Syrian tragedy and finding a sustainable solution via an intra-Syrian dialogue, according to North Press. On Thursday, a number of Syrian parties and figures met with Mikhail Bogdanov, Special Representative of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin for the Middle East and North Africa …

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Putin’s Pyrrhus Of Epirus Moment? – OpEd

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made his political career on risks and gambles, which taken together have helped him solidify his position as one of the most feared strongmen in international society. Drawing from his personal experience in the intelligence apparatus, he predicted the slow and minimalistic global response to …

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Anti-Russian Sanctions Increase Transit Role Of Georgia – Analysis

The Western sanctions imposed on Russia due to its aggression against Ukraine include a ban on overland cargo transit through Russian territory. This situation has highlighted new promising prospects for Georgia as a transit country (see EDM, April 19, April 20, June 9). Indeed, Georgia has become one of the …

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Putin’s Next Move in Ukraine

For the first time in the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin must contend with the serious prospect of losing it. Early setbacks around Kyiv and Chernigov had been balanced by Russian gains in the south and the east; they could be justified as tactical retreats and thus as …

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Europe’s Energy Crisis

In response to Russia severely restricting or cutting off gas supplies, EU governments will take dramatic actions over the coming months. Germany recently announced it would keep two of the nuclear plants it was shuttering as backups, just in case. EU leaders will then go back to the voters and …

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Back Door Proliferation: The IAEA, AUKUS and Nuclear Submarine Technology

In Vienna, China’s permanent mission to the United Nations has been rather exercised of late. Members of the mission have been particularly irate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, who addressed the IAEA’s Board of Governors on September 12. Grossi was building on a …

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The Tide Turns in Ukraine

Over the last ten days, Ukrainians have achieved astonishing gains over the Russian army. For six months, the Kharkiv region, in Ukraine’s east, has suffered through battle and Russian occupation. Now, Ukrainians are driving retreating Russian units as far as the pre-war border. The operational situation is fluid and dynamic …

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