Middle East

Putin Accuses "Foreign Spy Agencies" Of Supporting Terrorism To Destabilize Russia

“In general, the growing activity of foreign special services against us and our allies is obvious,” Putin said during the televised speech in Moscow on Wednesday, without specifying which nations he was referring to. “There are operations to influence the domestic political and social processes in our country.”

Middle East At Point Of No Return As Saudi-Qatar Rift Deepens

The challenges MBS faces are enormous. Due to lower hydrocarbon revenues, he will need to change an oil-based economy into a more open, liberal and high-tech economy, capable of taking on global competition in these fields... While the Saudi leading ulema have pledged allegiance to the new crown prince, the reality remains complex... At the same time, the region is at a point of no return if the Syria-Iran and Qatar issues are not solved soon.

How America Armed Terrorists In Syria

Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’'s "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" challenges for the first time in Congress a U.S. policy toward the conflict in the Syrian civil war that should have set off alarm bells long ago...

Where Is Today's "Rack" Trade?

Ever have a pairs (spread) trade where both sides were moving against you?  Ouch!  Been there, don’t want to do that. Well, this is what we call the rack trade...

Did Europe Surrender To Radical Islam?

In spite of three attacks in three months, Britain does not seem to be choosing the path of vigilance and determination. June is not even over but the media barely talk about terrorism any more.

The "World's Policeman" Retires On Disability

"The American neo-conservatives predicted the 21st century would be a 'New American Century'. Instead, it is becoming a 'New Chinese Century', with the United States still believing, wrongly, that it is the 'leader of the free world' and a 'super power'."

The Hidden Motives Of The Chinese Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested that “what we hope to create is a big family of harmonious co-existence.” But India, an emerging economy that shares a contested border with China, worries about containment and new pathways for aggression from Pakistan...