Russia

Why Russia plays by its own rules

Source: CNN First, Soviets did not believe in win-win solutions (having rarely experienced such outcomes). Second, spouting vranyo (baloney) is an essential lubricant of social and business life. Third, and most importantly, Soviet negotiators regarded rules as merely an expression of power. The rule-setting party aims to constrain and overcome […]

Poor legacy

Nov 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL At a press conference held on the sidelines of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru last week, US President Barack Obama showed gloom and doom about the Syrian situation and gave the distinct impression that Washington was and is helpless about doing […]

‘We don’t want a new Cold War’

Source: CNN NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged Russia’s right to operate on international waters but reiterated concern “about the possibility that the Kuznetsov carrier group can be used as a platform for more attacks against Aleppo and Syria, and thereby exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe.” More:

The specter of World War III?

ABDULRAHMAN AL-RASHED | Published — Saturday 22 October 2016 Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmus recently warned against the risks of disagreements over the battle of Mosul. He said that this could even mark the beginning of World War Three. Despite the sectarian and ethnic nature of […]