Day: October 26, 2018

NATO War Games: A Ratcheting Up Of Tensions?

From October 25 to November 7, NATO forces will take part in what its Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg calls, “NATO’s biggest exercise since the end of the Cold War.”  50,000 soldiers from 31 countries, 250 aircraft, 65 naval vessels, and 10,000 military vehicles will take part in the military exercises, taking

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Australian PM Considers Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the possibility of transferring the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This breaks a long-standing convention that Jerusalem should only be discussed in the final stages of a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. The proposal,

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Syrian-Jordanian Border Crossing Reopened

The Syrian border with Jordan reopened on October 15, 2018, allowing the movement of goods and people between the two countries for the first time in three years. This is the first time the border has been open since its closing in 2015, marking an end to three years of

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