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IS THE ISIS REALLY DEFEATED?


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The military defeats of the ISIS must have induced many to think that Islamic terror like Al Baghdadi’s ISIS or Al Qaeda was alas nearing extinction. But reality is another cup of tea: although the idea of setting up a caliphate in the Arab regions of the world waned with each defeat...

THE DIRTY GAME IN LIBYA

No one cares whether Libya turns into a democracy. Oil and gas. This is what everyone is after. Gazprom, Gazpromneft and Tatneft from Russia, Total from France, Eni from Italy and Marathon Oil from the US are all after Libya’s rich oil and gas reserves that are worth billions. Other businesses of interest are the railway linking Benghazi to Sirte and arms trafficking or sales...

 

THE US APPROACH TO THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE

The issue relating to Palestine is one of the many problems affecting the Middle East. It is also one of the oldest issues and probably the hardest to solve. Conflicts, terrorism, endless negotiations, ignored deals and popular uprisings have entrenched the opposing parties. A long trail of blood that, as time goes by, becomes more difficult to unravel. The current scenario is as follows: - Israel is unwilling to concede anything, it continues to expand its settlements expropriating Palestinian lands regardless of the UN’s injunctions and with the US support to any violation guaranteed by its veto power at the Security Council. Israel’s military is strong, its government is run by the far right and its intention is to maintain its dominant role in the Middle East. Its only worry derives from Iranian expansionism in Syria and beyond...







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