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Month: September 2020

U.S. is in Middle East ‘to protect Israel’ not for oil, Trump says By Philip Weiss September 12, 2020 Mondoweiss

Four days ago, Donald Trump said the U.S. isn’t involved in the Middle East for oil, but because we “want to protect Israel.” The comments have gone all but unreported in the mainstream press. Trump made the comment during a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sept. 8, when he was bragging about America’s energy independence, …

U.S. is in Middle East ‘to protect Israel’ not for oil, Trump says By Philip Weiss September 12, 2020 Mondoweiss Read More »

A New Scramble in the Horn of Africa The Multipolar Contest for Africa’s Eastern Region Stephen PaduanoJuly 27, 2020June/July 2020vol4-no3

Will the return of foreign avarice and ambition undermine the hard-fought sovereignty and emergent unity and stability that has slowly spread across the Horn in the past fifteen years? Or could the region stand to benefit from the rush of new interest and attention that a ‘new scramble’ might offer? The Horn of Africa is …

A New Scramble in the Horn of Africa The Multipolar Contest for Africa’s Eastern Region Stephen PaduanoJuly 27, 2020June/July 2020vol4-no3 Read More »

The Forgotten War Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen’s Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world’s maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. by Ahmed Abdulkareem

September 10th, 2020 By Ahmed Abdulkareem AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to TwitterShare to RedditShare to EmailShare to More SOCOTRA, YEMEN — In the wake of the recent normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in August, it is becoming increasingly clear that Tel Aviv is set to take on an increasingly …

The Forgotten War Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen’s Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world’s maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. by Ahmed Abdulkareem Read More »

ANALYSIS – Hybrid warfare and maritime militia in China By Huseyin Korkmaz | 02.07.2020

China’s maritime militias are running a risk of blurring the line between fishing boats and naval forces. Therefore, accurate assessments under international maritime law are of utmost importance to future disputes Huseyin Korkmaz   |02.07.2020 The writer is PhD candidate at the Turkish National Police Academy. His research mostly focuses on the US-China Relations and …

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Why there are fears that Ethiopia could break up By Desta Gebremedhin BBC Tigrinya

The feud between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the ruling party in the strategically important Tigray region is escalating, raising fears of military confrontation and the break-up of Africa’s second most-populous nation. The tensions revolve around the regional government’s decision to press ahead with organising its own election for the Tigray parliament on Wednesday, …

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