Day: October 29, 2016

Erdogan Consolidates His Power

Erdogan Consolidates His Power

October 29, 2016
Turkey is restless. President Erdogan is consolidating his power, trying to get rid of Parliament’s bothersome interference. He intends to reformat Turkey into a presidential republic, assuming the po…
Only Making Matters Worse in Syria

Only Making Matters Worse in Syria

October 29, 2016
Middle East policy has reached an inflexion point, a moment when Official Washington seems to be caught in the middle between escalation and retreat. On one hand, the rhetoric has not been more milita…
Paper Tiger ISIS Digs Into Mosul

Paper Tiger ISIS Digs Into Mosul

October 29, 2016
As a former soldier and war correspondent who has covered 14 conflicts, I look at all the media hoopla over tightening siege of Mosul, Iraq and shake my head. This western-organized “liberation” of Mo…
Why the Truth Might Get You Fired

Why the Truth Might Get You Fired

October 29, 2016
For those who might wonder why foreign policy makers repeatedly make bad choices, some insight might be drawn from the following analysis. The action here plays out in the United States, but the lesso…