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By Michael Jansen - Nov 14,2018
During the solemn commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the 71 other world leaders gathered beside the Arc de Triomphe to reject "nationalism", which he argued undermines a nation's “moral values”.In France and across the world,
By Michael Jansen - Nov 07,2018
The politics of fear are ruling much of the world these days. Politicians employing fear include Donald Trump in the US, Victor Orban in Hungary, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 31,2018
The massacre of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the most deadly anti-Jewish act in US history, is bad news for this region as well as for the unity and stability of the US.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 24,2018
Mosul and Raqqa remain piles of rubble more than a year after these historic cities were liberated from the brutal grip of Daesh by local forces and the US-led coalition.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 17,2018
Al Qaeda's Hayaat Tahrir Al Sham and affiliated factions ignored Monday's deadline to pull their fighters out of the U-shaped buffer zone around Syria's Idlib province.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 10,2018
It once was said the United States was the "indispensable country" as it used to provide military muscle and funds where and when needed. This role has eroded over the past few decades and is no longer true in the age of Trump.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 03,2018
US President Donald Trump branded Iran as the world's "leading sponsor of terrorism", which is sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the globe during his address to a sceptical UN General Assembly.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 26,2018
Russia is playing contradictory games in Syria and could come a cropper if Moscow misjudges a move or timing. Russia insists it is trying to put war-torn Syria back together again.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 19,2018
As the Saudis and Emiratis stepped up military action on rebel Houthi forces in and around the irreplaceable port of Hodeida in Yemen, UN envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa for talks with Houthi leaders on resuming peace talks and the UN humanitarian agency announced a "medi
By Michael Jansen - Sep 12,2018
Five months after US President Donald Trump announced he wanted to pull US troops out of Syria, the volatile man in the White House changed his mind.

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