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Saudi dispute with Qatar has 22-year history rooted in gas

Saudi dispute with Qatar has 22-year history rooted in gas

The offshore North Field, which provides virtually all of Qatar’s gas, is shared with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s hated rival

China#039s economy is becoming more like America’s — and not in a good way

China's economy is becoming more like America’s — and not in a good way

China has ceased to be communist, but is not entirely capitalist

The U.S. Policy toward the South Caucasus in the 1990s

The U.S. Policy toward the South Caucasus in the 1990s

While none of these new states had a history of relations with the United States, all three potentially had special claims on its attention

The Real Danger in Demonizing Putin’s Russia

The Real Danger in Demonizing Putin’s Russia

Hillary Clinton and John McCain ramped up Russia demonization to new levels this week. Politicians, intelligence officials, generals and cable TV pundits are trying to convince us that the Putin regime is a mortal threat to the American way …

Nikolai Zlobin: US suddenly lost interest in Caucasus

Nikolai Zlobin: US suddenly lost interest in Caucasus

The United States have suddenly lost interest in the Caucasus, political scientist Nikolai Zlobin said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, speaking about the Caucasian direction of Washington's foreign policy under …

U.S. Policy Toward the South Caucasus: Take Three

U.S. Policy Toward the South Caucasus: Take Three

The same declaratory policy of democratic renewal and integration with the West is still on the books

America#039s role in Qatar#039s isolation

America's role in Qatar's isolation

Washington believes Qatar is one of those states that are fighting in wrong weight category for a long time

Marin Le Pen proposes new Yalta Conference

Marin Le Pen proposes new Yalta Conference

Head of the National Front party, Marin Le Pen, said today that it's necessary to hold new Yalta Conference with the participation of Russia, the United States, Great Britain, as well as France and Germany, stressing that …

Serj Tankian wants to set up international music festival in Armenia

Serj Tankian wants to set up international music festival in Armenia

System of a Down rock band’s frontman and activist Serj Tankian wants to set up an international music festival in Armenia, Mediamax.am reports. The musician said in an interview to AFP that the idea was …

Igor Ivanov: unofficial talks about Russia#039s accession to NATO were indeed conducted

Igor Ivanov: unofficial talks about Russia's accession to NATO were indeed conducted

Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov commented on the words of President Vladimir Putin that the head of the state offered his then colleague Bill Clinton to discuss the possibility of Russia's joining NATO. "At the …

Rouhani vows to shed Iran sanctions as Trump piles on more

Rouhani vows to shed Iran sanctions as Trump piles on more

Rouhani’s best bet is to get the blessing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and support of European leaders

Putin to Oliver Stone: I suggested Russia joining NATO to Clinton, he ‘didn’t mind’

Putin to Oliver Stone: I suggested Russia joining NATO to Clinton, he ‘didn’t mind’

Russian President Vladimir Putin once suggested to then-US president Bill Clinton that Russia join the Washington-led military alliance, Putin said in an interview with American film director Oliver Stone, RT reports. “I remember …

Moscow seeks US explanations for sanctioning Russians

Moscow seeks US explanations for sanctioning Russians

Russia’s deputy UN envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, demanded that Washington explained its move to sanction three Russian companies and one individual for their alleged ties with North Korea. "We would like to hear …

US stops contributing to UN Green Climate Fund

US stops contributing to UN Green Climate Fund

The White House said the U.S. will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the Paris accord. The decision has no direct impact on major U.S. regulations on power …

 Would an Arab NATO Help Stabilize the Mideast — or Inflame Iran?

Would an Arab NATO Help Stabilize the Mideast — or Inflame Iran?

The Trump Administration is keen on establishing a framework and set of principles that would lead to the development of a NATO-like structure in the Middle East

Can the Saudis broker a lasting peace in the Middle East?

Can the Saudis broker a lasting peace in the Middle East?

Why Trump must abandon his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem

Why Iran represents an opportunity for Europe

Why Iran represents an opportunity for Europe

By forging closer relations with Iran, Europe could unshackle its foreign policy from the US

Serious problems in Turkey’s image abroad

Serious problems in Turkey’s image abroad

None of Erdogan's talks occurred in a comfortable atmosphere

Lawyers may start vetting Trump#039s tweets

Lawyers may start vetting Trump's tweets

The White House is considering having a team of lawyers approve Donald Trump's tweets, CNBC reported citing The Wall Street Journal. Although the idea is under consideration, Trump aides told the …

Will anti-Iranian coalition be created?

Will anti-Iranian coalition be created?

Hardliners want to oppose Rouhani more resolutely

Trump touts success on NATO

Trump touts success on NATO

President Trump on Saturday concluded his international trip with a speech that saluted overseas …

Iran, Russia presidents discuss JCPOA implementation, Middle East developments

Iran, Russia presidents discuss JCPOA implementation, Middle East developments

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday held a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. During the call, Putin once again offered congratulations to Rouhani on his landslide reelection victory, Press TV …

Top U.S. diplomat warns China to do more to curtail North Korea

Top U.S. diplomat warns China to do more to curtail North Korea

The U.S. may be willing to talk to North Korea if it made a “clear signal”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter#039s national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to US President Jimmy Carter, has died, his daughter announced on social media, CNN reports. "My father passed away peacefully tonight. He …

US media claims Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret channel

US media claims Kushner, Russian ambassador discussed setting up secret channel

US media reported, citing unnamed officials, that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner allegedly discussed with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey …

Trump#039s Bid to Sell U.S. Reserve Oil Could Temper OPEC Cuts

Trump's Bid to Sell U.S. Reserve Oil Could Temper OPEC Cuts

If you take away the backup supply, you prop up the price of oil

Trump Wins, Middle East Loses

Trump Wins, Middle East Loses

Donald Trump’s first trip abroad seems to have been a successful one for him

Trump #039reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable#039 over Ukraine

Trump 'reaffirms Transatlantic unity in holding Russia accountable' over Ukraine

US President Donald Trump reiterated in a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the US determination to maintain transatlantic accord in …

Valery Bessel: OPEC deal must be extended

Valery Bessel: "OPEC deal must be extended"

OPEC meeting will be held in Vienna tomorrow. Extension of the agreement on oil production cuts will be discussed

 U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Ankara stresses "the aggressive and unprofessional actions taken" by American security personnel