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US Foreign Policy in Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in response to Mike Pompeo's claims about Iran:  Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

US pursues policy of Balkanizing Mideast - Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies

SHAFAQNA - The United States wars have brought more chaos and destruction rather than peace and stability to the Middle East. Many countries in the region are still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the US invasions. Press…

Russia and US fail to agree on Syria and Ukraine

SHAFAQNA - Russia and the United States concluded the last round of negotiations on the Syrian settlement in Geneva - after meetings between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry to make progress in the…

Erdogan's letter to Putin ‘does not include apology’

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent letter to his Russian counterpart calling for the restoration of “traditional friendly ties”, did not include any words of “apology” over the downing of a Russian warplane…

Iran checkmates Saudi foreign policy

SHAFAQNA - Iran does not have to do much these days to make headlines in the west and the Middle East; it seems that their very existence is enough to drive the regimes of Saudi Arabia and Israel mad. Unlike the aforementioned countries,…

Turkey wants Kurdish isolation - calls on US to break ties

SHAFAQNA - Turkey on Friday says America should severe ties with Kurdish fighters. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said “resorting to terrorist groups like the YPG is above all a sign of weakness”. Turkish Foreign Minister…

Saudi Arabia's policies have become a source of worry for their Western allies - Media

SHAFAQNA - Ever since Saudi Arabia authorized the beheading of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent and well-respected cleric and pro-democracy activist, thus prompting worldwide outrage, politicians, media and experts have come to warn against…

Is Saudi Arabia Driving The American Bus?

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SHAFAQNA - Scott Bennett is a US army Special Op. officer and counter-terror analyst. Mr Bennett served in the George W. Bush Administration from 2003 to 2008, and was a Social Science Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. His writings,…