190 articles tagged "Donald Trump"
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Asian Setback for Trump: North Korean ICBM Sets off Russian-Chinese Détente
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

Trump did not grasp Kim Jong Un’s capacity for bringing Xi and Putin together to confront the US.

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Syria Tops Trump-Putin Agenda, But Iran Wrecks Hopes of an Agreed Solution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

The deconfliction zones plan turns into a deal-breaker rather than a deal-maker.

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Four Arab Nations Mass Military against Qatar
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017

Egyptian and UAE warships arrive in Bahrain, Saudi troops deploy along Qatar border.

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Who Is the Bush carrier meant to deter? Not Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2017

Although a mark of friendship for Israel, why was this mighty ship, with its more than 80 warplanes and cruise missiles, deployed to the eastern Mediterranean at this time? And which bad guy was it meant to deter? 

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Preparing for their first face-to-face
Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 30, 2017

 At 94, Henry Kissinger emerges as the man the inexperienced President Trump secretly turns to for advice on tricky foreign affairs. Mattis’ job was to place the military markers in diplomatic focus.

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Iran Gets a Free Ride into Syria from Mattis’ Focus on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

CENTCOM: “If Assad want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal [Syrian Iraqi border], then that would be welcomed.”

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Macron Sets His Foreign Compass on North Africa and War on Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

After first accepting Assad, he agreed to join a US attack on his regime over chemical warfare.

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Washington Speaks with Two Voices on Qatar Crisis. Doha’s Elders Take Charge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

The deposed emir Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife are back in the saddle.

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Mistrust Deepens as US and Russia Spar at Ever Closer Quarters in SE Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

They are struggling to control their allies in rival bids to dominate S. Syria.

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Naming Bin Salman Saudi heir impacts US, Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 21, 2017

The Saudi king’s decision to elevate his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, to crown prince and heir to the throne, in place of his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef as part of a broad reshuffle, is not merely the internal affair of the royal hierarchy, but a game-changing international event. The king’s son is ready to step into his allotted place in a new US-Arab-Israeli alliance established by President Trump in May, along with the UAE, Egyptian and Israeli leaders.

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Will Trump make a peace breakthrough in 2018?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s goal of generating a rapid improvement of Israel’s ties with the Arab world, including the Palestinians in 2018 is not just up to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, but depends largely on how the Trump administration handles the continuing conflict between Qatar and its powerful Arab opponents, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. 

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Another US “Red Line” Falls in Syria – This One Trump’s for Russia and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

Syria and Iran breached the US 55-km line around Al Tanf – and was allowed to get away with it.

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Is There a US-Saudi-UAE Plan to Topple Qatar’s Emir?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

The emir Al-Khalifa ignored a Trump invitation to the DC because he was afraid to leave Doha.

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Qatar under Arab boycott for scheming with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 5, 2017

Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran’s side against its Sunni Arab fellows - the most serious diplomatic crisis to hit the Arab world in many years.
 

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Foreign politicos punch Trump, copy his campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 3, 2017

While at least three prominent European politicians seize on US President Donald Trump as a punching bag, they are pragmatic enough to copycat his tactics and slogans for boosting their chances to get elected. 

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Iran Blows a Hole in Mattis’ Campaign to Block Its Iraqi-Syrian Corridor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Decision-making falters in the White House, giving Iran free rein for a blitzkrieg.

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Moscow Acts to Ward off Major US-Iranian Clash over Syria’s Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Putin is still maneuvering for US cooperation towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

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What Does Merkel Plan to Do after Booting Anglo Allies?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

After dumping the strongest NATO allies, will she turn to expanding the German army?

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Badr Brigades fully kitted out for battle
Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2017

Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. The advanced combat capabilities of this powerful Iranian-led militia, would tilt the Syrian war strongly in Iran’s favor, with alarming ramifications for the US, Israel and Jordan. 

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Indirect US talks for ISIS fighters to exit Raqqa
DEBKAfile Special Report May 29, 2017

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told CBS News Sunday night, May 28, that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group has "accelerated" and shifted to "annihilation tactics." This assertion does not square with the indirect talks the United States is secretly conducting with ISIS for its commanders and most of its operational strength to quit Raqqa and relocate in Al Mayadeen and Abu Kamal in southeastern Syria. 

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