Osama Bin Laden’s America
Opinion

Osama Bin Laden’s America

Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks. At the cost of the sort of spare change that Donald Trump recently offered aides and former campaign officials for…

US Global Thunder Exercise Timed to Coincide with Other Events
Opinion

US Global Thunder Exercise Timed to Coincide with Other Events

The US Strategic Command (StratCom) kicked off its largest annual training exercise on October 30 with the commencement of Global Thunder 2018. The training event involves StratCom’s headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base as well as its many subordinate units around the world, such as missile and bomber wings. It encompasses all missions, including strategic deterrence, space…

Israeli Official Confirms: Muhammad Bin Salman Visited Tel Aviv Last Month
Middle East

Israeli Official Confirms: Muhammad Bin Salman Visited Tel Aviv Last Month

An Israeli official told AFP on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Emir Mohammed bin Salman secretly visited Tel Aviv in September. The official, who requested that his identity remains anonymous, refused to reveal the nature of bin Salman’s meetings in Tel Aviv, the people he met, as well as the results of his discussions with…

Does Russia See Turkish Dominance of the Middle East as a Good Thing?
Opinion

Does Russia See Turkish Dominance of the Middle East as a Good Thing?

When Ataturk founded modern Turkey he took advantage of the one moment in history when Turkish nationalism had an exclusive character. Turkish political leaders have always had a deep-seated need to project themselves everywhere, and not only within their former empire. You can’t run Turkey and allow it to be on the fringes of Europe…