Posts Tagged ‘leverage’

Covert PA force aimed to leverage Israeli air cover to control Gaza: Report

APR 4, 2024 The covert PA intelligence force tried to enter Gaza less than a week ago and was thwarted by authorities in the strip (Photo credit: Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90) News Desk A security official in the Gaza Strip’s Ministry of Interior revealed details on 4 March regarding a recent Palestinian Authority-led (PA) incursion into the enclave.  […]

As Shutdown Looms, Questions Mount About Exactly How Much Leverage House GOP Holds

House GOP efforts to advance government funding vehicles that would exert the leverage of the party that controls just one half of one-third of government have thus far failed, and with a Sept. 30 deadline just days away, several top conservatives are concerned that the Republicans might have blown it. Source

House Conservatives Press GOP to Use Leverage in Spending Negotiations

House Republicans are pressuring their colleagues to block radical Biden administration excesses and advance priorities like border security. Source

Andrew Riddaugh: Big Tech exploiting technology to exert leverage over Americans

(Natural News) Former Trump White House staffer Andrew Riddaugh has warned of Big Tech using its technology and leverage over ordinary Americans. “Big Tech was not using only their technology, but [also] their leverage over our perception and our everyday lives,” he told New American Senior Editor Veronika Kyrylenko during the 2023 Conservative Political Action […]

Geopolitical Update: U.S. to leverage Russia-Ukraine Bloc Against China, Says Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday the Biden administration aims to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order from China. Media reports including a report by AP from Washington DC said: In a speech outlining the […]

Workers Have Leverage

Above photo: Workers right now have real leverage to wrest concessions from their bosses. Andreas Klinke-Johannsen, CC BY-SA 2.0, cropped from original. It’s time to use it. The capitalist vultures are wheeling low, but they’re finding slim pickings to choose from these days. “No one wants to work!” The bosses whine about a worker shortage—though it’s […]

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive wings on legislation to finance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families. With virtually no votes to spare and saber rattling by both Democratic factions, leaders are finding […]

Biden should use US aid as leverage on Israel

Last December Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Oxford University Avi Shlaim wrote in Foreign Policy that at some point in President Biden’s administration he would have to address the ongoing problem of Israel/Palestine. That time has come, of course not at Biden’s choosing and likely sooner than Shlaim expected. His oped recalled a story […]

Report: Mexico Gains Leverage over Joe Biden by Helping Secure U.S. Border

The Biden administration’s decision to rely on Mexico for border security, consistent with the previous two administrations, has given Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador even more leverage to keep the United States out of non-migration-related problems in his country, namely corruption. On Monday, the Washington Post acknowledged: Mexico’s ability to limit migration has given […]

Iranian Attack Provides Israel Leverage

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as they deliver joint statements at a meeting in Jerusalem, Israel, March 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Debbie Hill / Pool / File. – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ naval forces have proven their ability to carry out attacks like […]

Former Israeli official: Americans should not give Iranians leverage by easing sanctions

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Former Israeli official: Americans should not give Iranians leverage by easing sanctions January 31, 2021 by Israel Kasnett – Read on for article As the new Biden administration takes shape, Israeli leaders in recent days have been outspoken in their warnings about Iran and its pursuit of […]

The EU must leverage closer trade ties with Uzbekistan to ensure progress on human rights ǀ View

Since coming to power four years ago, Uzbekistan’s president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been eager to improve relations with the EU. Under the long-serving authoritarian former president Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan was an international pariah – criticised for its atrocious rights record and kept out of international bodies. Through savvy public relations campaigns and some nominal changes, […]

Ethiopia: Amid calls for mediation with Tigray, who has leverage?

Ethiopia has rebuffed attempts at international mediation since conflict erupted in its northern Tigray region on Nov. 4. Federal troops are advancing on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle but Tigray’s local leaders – who have a long history of guerrilla warfare – have vowed to fight. Here are details on who has influence in Ethiopia and […]

Feds Leverage Civil Disorder Charge Against George Floyd Protester

Saint Paul, MN – Charges against an Illinois man facing federal felonies from this summer’s uprising in Minneapolis showcase the tactics, techniques and procedures applied by the U.S. government against some of the more enthusiastic participants in the George Floyd rebellion. Repressive responses by the federal government to anti-police protests illustrate the ease with which […]

UAE’s unique leverage over Israel buried annexation to enable normalization

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Iran urges US to give up use of sanction as leverage in foreign policy

IRNA – Iran envoy to the UN urged the US decision-makers to give up use of sanctions as leverage in foreign policy. The Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo made the remarks in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency on Thursday. He referred to new US sanctions against Iranian […]

US trying to use JCPOA as leverage against Iran

Political commentator Mohammad Jamshidi has, in an interview with the IRDiplomacy website, offered an analysis of US President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran. The following are his comments in full.   Washington’s policy vis-à-vis Iran is focused on three domains: regional issues, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Iran’s domestic situation. Nevertheless, unlike […]

My year in Syria: An interview with Miguel Fernández, Cuban journalist

     For almost a year Miguel Fernandez was the only journalist from the Western world accredited to work in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and on his return to Havana gave Sputnik Mundo an exclusive interview about his experiences. For almost a year Miguel Fernandez was the only journalist from the Western world accredited to work […]

Signs and Portents: Two-headed kitten defies all the odds to survive in Voronezh, Russia

     The cat’s condition, which is known as Janus syndrome, is incredibly rare and almost always results in death A two-headed kitten has become an internet sensation after surviving against all the odds. The adorable cat, named Dragon by her owners, was born in Voronezh, south-western Russia. It has two completely formed faces, however at […]

The cats of Ariel and the deranged politics of Israel’s far-far right

By Uri Avnery Every time you think we have reached the limit, something else pops up and the limit moves. One might have thought that the Hitler-mufti story was the absolute limit of craziness. But here comes Uri Ariel (pictured above), and proves one wrong. Ariel’s cats top Netanyahu’s mufti. Ariel is a cabinet minister. […]

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