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Beyond the panicky headlines

International | Questions remain after the death of an Iranian general
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/07/20, 03:31 pm

Many American journalists report battles within our government but don’t recognize fissures in the regimes of Iran, China, and other countries. I spoke Sunday evening (audio here) with international affairs strategist George Friedman, chairman of Geopolitical Futures, and asked him how his background in intelligence and international strategy influenced his perception of last Friday’s sensational report from Iraq. His edited responses are below.

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Embassy attack prompts U.S. troop deployment

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/02/20, 12:31 pm

The United States sent about 750 paratroopers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to Kuwait on Wednesday in response to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Up to 4,000 U.S. troops are on alert for swift deployment to the Middle East.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ghaith al-Sayed

Turkey, Russia meet over refugee concerns

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/19, 10:46 am

More than 800,000 civilians have migrated to Turkey from the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib since Russian and Syrian forces intensified airstrikes in April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. A Turkish delegation met with Russian officials Monday in Moscow to try to iron out differences between the two countries over Syria.

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