Day: September 29, 2017

Hard Times in Deir ez-Zor

Hard Times in Deir ez-Zor

September 29, 2017
Predictably, the Deir ez-Zor offensive of the Syrian forces is not likely to be a leisurely stroll for the Syrian troops despite the strong Russian air support and involvement of the Iranian IRGC and …
Trump Is Determined to Go to War

Trump Is Determined to Go to War

September 29, 2017
On September 18 Presidents Trump and Macron met in New York and said a few words in front of the media. It was a love-fest, with Trump pouring out a honey-stream of compliments and one of his observat…
Why the Kurds Remain Vulnerable

Why the Kurds Remain Vulnerable

September 29, 2017
The overwhelming vote for Kurdish independence in the referendum in northern Iraq is re-energising Kurdish nationalism and the demand for a separate Kurdish state. “Bye bye, Iraq! Bye bye, Iraq!”, cha…