60 articles tagged "Donald Trump"
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Russian Tu-22M3 bombs Deir ez-Zour
Moscow acts to oust Iran from Syria, bombs ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2017

Donald Trump in his inauguration speech pledged to wipe radical Islamist terrorism “off the face of the earth.” His words were still reverberating when Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers flying in from bases in Russia smashed Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour the next day. Ahead of the Syrian peace confab in Kazakhstan, co-sponsor President Putin signals President Trump that he is a strong partner in the war on ISIS and also ready to clip Iran’s wings.

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First Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2017

Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, a Serbian train took up position on the Kosovo border on Jan. 14. It was painted ostentatiously with the slogan “Kosovo is Serbian” in several languages along with national Serbian and Orthodox Christian emblems. This is more than a symbolic reminder of the brutal Balkan wars of the 1990s. Two armies are already poised for battle:

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Unraveling Trump’s Strategies for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

New US President’s strategies are in place for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe.

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US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2017

Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office Thursday, Jan. 20, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go. debkafile reveals exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State.  The latest DEBKA Weekly out Friday, Jan. 21, has more exclusive details about the future of US-Russian military collaboration after Jan. 20. If you are not yet a DEBKA Weekly subscriber, click here. 

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Exclusive: US Jerusalem embassy – only foundations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2017

Exclusive to debkafile: The appointment of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, 35, as senior adviser in the future White House on Middle East affairs is part of a broader plan taking shape in the president-elect’s transition team for bringing forward a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian dispute. This plan has not yet jelled into concrete policy, but is still a set of ideas under consideration by the team’s insiders, in the light of Trump’s comments past and present. Details in the latest DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) out last Friday.
 

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Trump’s Give-and-Take Plan to Smooth Way for Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

The proposal is to hand over more security control as well as land.

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Israel Braces for 2017 as a Year of Ramped-up Palestinian Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Ahead are the 50th anniversaries of Six-Day-War, the unification of Jerusalem and 100 years since the Balfour declaration.

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Intelligence briefing to US Senate Committee
Why Trump and US intel clash over Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 6, 2017

Donald Trump doesn’t propose rushing into détente with Moscow, but to restore relations to an even keel and end the disequilibrium of the past eight years, during which Obama just talked and Putin did what he wanted. 

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Trump Won’t Be Corralled into Declaring Cold War II on Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Transition and Russian teams are discussing how far Putin is prepared to go for US cooperation.

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Partial Shutdown of Internet Infrastructure for Trump’s War on Terror and intelligence Shakeup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

He is preparing a shakeup of 17 US intelligence agencies, possible Internet shutdown.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016

The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.

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UNSC resolution promotes Mid East war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 24, 2016

The US did not abandon Israel by abstaining from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.  The one who abandoned Israel was US President Barack Obama – and not for the first time.

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Putin Heaps First Obstacle for Trump in the Middle East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

He invited Iran to take a leading role in resolving the Syrian conflict.

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Who’s afraid of Donald Trump in the Middle East?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 19, 2016

Not much can be ascertained about President-elect Donald Trump’s future Middle East policies except that they will be different from those of Barack Obama – especially on Iran. His global stance will certainly not be shaped in Moscow.

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For evacuating Aleppo
Russian role in Aleppo’s fall impacts US politics
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 16, 2016

Aleppo's fall brought down the entire architecture of US-backed positions in northern Syria. The US-backed rebel groups all melted away. Putin's role in taking the Syrian town was an extra tool for the Democrats for condemning Russian inerference in the election campaign.

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Trump Primed for Iran: Swallow Tough Nuclear Terms, Get out of Iraq and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

It will be much tougher and non-negotiable. Iranian forces to be forced out of Iraq and Syria.

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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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Russian Hacking Intent to Influence US Election: Not Proven
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

US intelligence failed to prove Russian intelligence influenced the US election.

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The Kurds Ditch US in War on ISIS, Strike a Better Deal with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The US lost its main spearhead for an offensive to clear ISIS out of Raqqa.

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