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Meanwhile, in the Mideast, President-elect Trump is inheriting a meltdown

Meanwhile, in the Mideast, President-elect Trump is inheriting a meltdown

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The tumultuous events which have swept the Mideast like a malevolent sandstorm have hardly abated; crises and conflict are now nearly entrenched. Thus looking back at the results of President Barack Obama’s two-term legacy, its clear we are facing a Mideast meltdown with dangerous and far reaching consequences […]

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Koch: How U.S. diplomacy helped Turkey's shift to an Islamist state

Koch: How U.S. diplomacy helped Turkey's shift to an Islamist state

By Ed Koch After President Amadinejad of Iran and Iran’s theocratic Islamist state, the greatest threat to Israel is Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Turkey’s Islamist government. This is surprising because Turkey and Israel used to be close allies. The rift between the countries is directly linked to the ascendancy of Islamist rule […]

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Intelligence fiasco by Turkey, U.S., plays in Syria's and Iran's favor

Intelligence fiasco by Turkey, U.S., plays in Syria's and Iran's favor

Global Information System Turkey’s interception on Oct. 10, of a Syrian Air A320 transport aircraft, allegedly carrying key air defense radar equipment for Syria from Russia, was initially portrayed as a major intelligence coup by Turkey and an indicator that Syria’s and Iran’s air defense networks had been seriously weakened. However, highly-placed sources in Ankara, […]

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As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s ongoing civil war has shadowed the current UN General Assembly both with the danger of a widening regional humanitarian crisis and the challenge of a  politically deadlocked UN Security Council. The eighteen month conflict between the Damascus rulers and a wide coalition of opposition forces has seen […]

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With Syria set to implode, Russia and China check UN action

With Syria set to implode, Russia and China check UN action

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — These are tumultuous times in Syria. Civil war has engulfed the country, fierce fighting plagues the capital of Damascus, a bomb blast decimated the ruling regime’s top security chiefs, and the Arab League called on President Bashar al-Assad to step down. But as the world watches in suspended […]

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Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Global Information System The announcement on June 24, 2012, of the election to the Egyptian Presidency of the pro-Muslim Brothers (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) (Hizb al-Hurriya wa al-’Adala) candidate Mohammed Morsi, began to hint at the impact of the United States’ effective withdrawal in the past three years from its earlier preeminent […]

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The Iranian people: Overlooked victims of Russian, Chinese support for a toxic regime

The Iranian people: Overlooked victims of Russian, Chinese support for a toxic regime

By Fariborz Saremi The Iranian revolutionary regime has succeeded in alienating other Muslim states in the region by attempting to export its own version of Islam to countries within the Middle East. Ever since its first day of coming to power in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has meddled in the affairs of its […]

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Kofi Annan's Syria deal spares Assad and is backed by China, Russia and Iran

Kofi Annan's Syria deal spares Assad and is backed by China, Russia and Iran

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Kofi Annan seems to have clinched a diplomatic deal in Damascus which may stop or at least decompress the debilitating year-long conflict in Syria which has taken 9,000 lives, mostly civilians.  The former UN Secretary General in a bout of shuttle diplomacy has received approval from the Bashar […]

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Syria unravels: Russia and China stand by its bloody regime, UN stands by

Syria unravels: Russia and China stand by its bloody regime, UN stands by

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the ongoing conflict in Syria churns out a ghastly humanitarian  carnage, diplomatic efforts to halt the violence are shadowed by last year’s Libyan intervention, which morphed into a six month long military operation to topple a tyrant. So when the UN Security Council met again on Britain’s […]

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The UN General Assembly takes a stand, denounces Syrian regime

The UN General Assembly takes a stand, denounces Syrian regime

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a political tsunami of condemnation, the General Assembly slammed Syria’s rulers for “widespread and systematic” human rights violations and demanded the Damascus regime cease the ongoing violence which has caused more than 6,000 lives during the past year of civil strife. Given the setting and the players […]