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Star Wars-inspired observatory for NASA will offer galactic views in Cyprus

A spaceship-like observatory is set to land atop a Cyprus mountain. Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects got the green light for a space science center that will give NASA greater research coverage over the Middle East. Located in the Troodos...Show More Summary

Trump and Pakistani support for jihadists, by Thierry Meyssan

Continuing his analysis of Donald Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East, Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that, contrary to current opinion, the US President has not changed his strategy. Breaking with his predecessors, he is attempting...Show More Summary

The appearance of a new alliance in the Greater Middle East, by Thierry Meyssan

President Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East is beginning to materialise. While up until now, the United States and their allies have been attempting to destroy states and impose chaos, they are now legitimising alliances against the jihadists. Show More Summary

The Demolition of U.S. Global Power

Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East. The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new president seemed to identify the key pillars that have supported U.S. Show More Summary

The Growing Danger of War With Iran

Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran.  Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greaterShow More Summary

Islam and clericalism in the Greater Middle East, by Thierry Meyssan

It is fashionable in the West to talk about the « compatibility of Islam and democracy » or « Islam and secularism ». These issues suggest that by nature Islam is clerical, and therefore not a religion, but a political current. Consequently, the most « radical » Muslims are terrorists and vice versa. Show More Summary

The U.S. Military Can’t Get Out (No Matter The Country Or The Conflict)

Cross-posted with Not that anyone in a position of power seems to notice, but there’s a simple rule for American military involvement in the Greater Middle East: once the U.S. gets in, no matter the country, it never truly gets out again. Show More Summary

How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The best result is "don't invade." Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped.  Sure, Washington traded in George W. Show More Summary

Turkey key to United States’ Middle East strategies

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully pushed through a national referendum giving him powers greater than any head of state since the sultans. Americans accustomed to pro-democratic rhetoric from the U.S. were surprised that President Donald Trump called the increasingly authoritarian leader to congratulate him on the narrow victory. Show More Summary

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Remind Us How This Ends...

Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars...

War, Unending War, American-Style

Cross-posted with Recently, historians Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim wrote an interesting New York Times op-ed on why the last 15 years of failed American wars across the Greater Middle East seem to have taught our military and civilian leadership absolutely nothing. Show More Summary

What Does an ‘America-First’ Foreign Policy Actually Mean?

5 months agoNews : Truthdig

By William J. Astore / TomDispatch President Trump’s talk of finally winning again is a recipe for prolonging wars guaranteed to create more chaos and more failed states in the Greater Middle East, and possibly beyond.

ISIS Bombs Two Churches In Egypt, Killing Dozens

Palm Sunday attacks on Tanta and Alexandria churches leave dozens dead and injured Christians in the Middle East are threatened to a much greater extent than Muslims, yet we have no system in place to prioritize their applications to come...

Making Sense of Syria

“For the greater part of my life, I’ve seen the devastation wrought by American involvement in the Middle East

Trump – clarification?, by Thierry Meyssan

Two months after his arrival at the White House, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, will have to clarify his position in terms of his predecessors' plan to remodel the Greater Middle East. If he really wants to put an end to jihadism, he will have to recognise the resilience of Syria and reposition the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Has The Military Entered The Political Fray?

Cross-posted with The members of what Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, calls “ the Church of America the Redeemer ” are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of cardinals now ensconced in Washington. Show More Summary

A reset for the Middle East?

Join me below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network whether the Trump/Netanyahu meeting augurs hope for greater realism in tackling the Arab-Israel impasse, the aftermath of the Flynn affair and Trump, lies and videotape. The post A reset for the Middle East? appeared first on

The Year of the Commando

9 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Nick Turse / TomDispatch In one conflict zone after another across the northern tier of Africa and the Greater Middle East, in 2016, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) waged their particular brand of low-profile warfare.

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