Daesh, Creature of the West
Opinion

Daesh, Creature of the West

James Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Emerging Threats at NATO – now that’s a lovely title – recently gave a talk at a private club in London on the Islamic State/Daesh. Shea, as many will remember, made his name as NATO’s spokesman during the NATO war on Yugoslavia in 1999. After his talk Shea engaged…

U.S. Increasing Involvement in Syria Yet Again as Regional, World Tensions Flare
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U.S. Increasing Involvement in Syria Yet Again as Regional, World Tensions Flare

Are We Edging Toward Federalization, World War Three In Syria? As tensions continue to rise between Syria, Israel, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia, the United States is also upping the ante in Syria. After mobilizing troops to Manbij and engaging in a series of airstrikes including a questionable report of the U.S. bombing a Mosque in…

Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’ Will Take Saudi Arabia?
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Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’ Will Take Saudi Arabia?

Last year could hardly be described as the best period in the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, since the interests of these two players have shifted dramatically over the years. Today, Washington and Riyadh occupy different positions on such important topics as Syria, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Egypt, the so-called “democratization”…

Operation Mosul: A Medieval Massacre
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Operation Mosul: A Medieval Massacre

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described it this way weeks after US-led terror-bombing and Iraqi ground operations began last October – long before the worst horrors ongoing now. US-orchestrated operations are being conducted under “conditions of absolute information blockade,” Zakharova explained. Nothing was done to protect, evacuate or otherwise help civilians. They’ve been on…