Source - The Daily Express

A top Trump advisor has sternly threatened the EU not to bypass US sanctions on Iran, after a meeting on Monday where leaders planned to develop a special payment mechanism to facilitate continued trade.


Source - Reuters

May will signal that Britain is ready to compete with the EU if they force a “no deal” Brexit.


Source - The Daily Express

Russia has broken its promise to keep out of the Middle East crisis by arming war-torn Syria with advanced surface-to-air missiles.


Source - The Daily Express

The world is on the brink of a financial meltdown if Donald Trump’s import tariffs descend into a full-blown trade war - with the European Union wiping £255billion from its GDP, the World Trade Organisation has warned.


Source - NBC News

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, has refused to meet Donald Trump at this week’s UN summit in New York, as he blames the US President for the escalating tensions between their countries.


Source - The Daily Express

May has been given a two-week ultimatum by her Cabinet to make progress with the EU on her Chequers proposal or she could be forced to finally bin it.


Source - The Daily Express

May is to hold trade talks with Donald Trump on Wednesday as she prepares for Britain’s successful future after Brexit.


Source - The Daily Express

Oil prices rose more than 2 percent today as U.S. sanctions restricted Iranian crude exports and tightened global supply. Some traders are forecasting a spike in crude to as much as $100 per barrel.


Source - The Daily Express

Tensions between the US and Iran threatened to hit fever pitch on Monday as a US envoy urged the Iranian leader to “look in the mirror” for the cause of Saturday’s terrorist attack in the Middle Eastern country.


Source - The Daily Express

MAY’s team are reported to be considering holding a snap general election later this year in a bid to strengthen her Parliamentary position and rescue the ongoing Brexit talks.


HEADLINE NEWS AND COMMENTS

Source - The Daily Express

Stefan Lofven lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament today meaning he will step down, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.


Source - Fox News

The Russian Defense Ministry again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared "ungrateful" for Moscow's efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria.


ANALYTIC

by Anthony H. Cordesman - CSIS

China’s actions, and its rapid emergence as a major regional military power, has led the U.S. to focus its military and strategic planning on China as one of two critical threats.


by Anthony H. Cordesman - CSIS

It is tempting to call most reporting on the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan "blind and stupid."In all three cases, each war is generally being approached from one of two inherently ridiculous perspectives.


by Anthony H. Cordesman and Nicholas Harrington - CSIS

The military balance between Iran, its Arab neighbors, and the United States has been a critical military issue in the Middle East since at least the rise of Nasser in the 1950s.


by Bart Oosterveld and Alexatrini Tsiknia

On August 21, Tsipras heralded his country’s exit from the bailouts as a “day of liberation.”


by Michael Rubin - The Washington Post

Indeed, the real danger to NATO is not that Turkey will withdraw or pivot to Russia, but rather that it remains inside.


by Anthony H. Cordesman - CSIS

The U.S. has now reached the point where the third Administration in a row is fighting wars where the U.S. often scores serious tactical victorie, but cannot announce any clear strategy for actually ending any given war or bringing a stable peace.


by Ishaan Tharoor - The Washington Post

Trump administration officials and Iran hawks in Washington believe sanctions will further squeeze the Islamic republic and weaken the regime.


by Anthony H. Cordesman - CSIS

There has been a peculiar dualism about the Trump Administration's approach to Russia since its start. The President's meeting with Putin may indicate that some consistency is still necessary.


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