Moscow’s anti-U.S. rhetoric has suddenly been toned down, signaling a potential change in attitude and direction.
What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace?
The information war now conducted by the United States against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the United State uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the United State since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries.
Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak explain what is behind the recent attacks on the progressive HDP party in Turkey.
What complicates Russia’s relationship with Syria, which has sometimes been referred to as a Russian client state, is that two strong-willed, highly self-opinionated leaders are also involved here
But using Syrian oil to fund Kurdish forces plays into Moscow’s Turkish-rapprochement hand.