Plummeting Oil Prices Could Weaken Russia’s Influence in the Middle East

March 20 2020

Earlier this month, the OPEC countries and Russia failed to reach an agreement to cut production, leading Riyadh to launch an all-out price war with Moscow as both ramp up their drilling. Con Coughlin analyzes some of the geopolitical ramifications:

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More about: Israeli Security, Middle East, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syrian civil war

Hamas and Fatah Make Peace, Shattering the Fantasy of Mahmoud Abbas’s Moderation

On Thursday, Jibral Rajoub—a senior figure in the Fatah faction that has controlled the Palestinian Authority (PA) since its inception—and Saleh al-Arouri, the head of the Hamas military, gave an unprecedent joint press conference. The two pledged unity in countering the Trump administration’s peace proposal and Israeli plans for extending its sovereignty into areas of the West Bank. David Horovitz comments:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, Peace Process, Trump Peace Plan