Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils

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Tom Arms

Politics hates a vacuum. It especially hates a vacuum in the tinderbox cockpit of the Middle East where the conflicting issues of money, vital resources, religious extremism, religious conflicts, historic rivalries and the geopolitical link between East and West dangerously clash. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils”

Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation


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Patricia Zengerle and Susan Cornwell

Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of firing him to try to undermine the agency’s investigation of possible collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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France’s Macron, alongside Putin, denounces Russian media for election meddling


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Denis Dyomkin

French President Emmanuel Macron, standing alongside Russia’s Vladimir Putin, on Monday dubbed two Russian media outlets “agents of influence” which he said had spread fake news about him during his election campaign.

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European allies see the two sides of Trump


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Noah Barkin

In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets. In Brussels, he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defence, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany’s trade surplus with the United States.

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Trump, the Islamic Alliance and Pakistan

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Imad Zafar

Change is the only law of nature that is and will always be constant. Civilizations can never be made stagnant nor can they be imprisoned in a certain period or specific time. Ideologies and patterns of thinking in civilizations always change with the shift in balance of power.

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The New American-Saudi-Muslim Alliance

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As the ‘mainstream media’ besieged President Donald Trump’s touchdown in Riyadh on his first international trip where he was expected to receive a lavish and unprecedented reception by Saudi officials to attend a busy two day summit with Saudis, GCC leaders and heads of states from the Islamic world (minus Iran), we all know what the rewards for America will be after 8 years of a lean and mean relationship with President Obama.

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