Daily Archive: December 6, 2017

US Urges Pakistan to ‘Redouble’ Counter-Terrorism Efforts – or Let CIA Do It

Washington has urged Islamabad to “redouble” its efforts in fighting terrorists. And while Pakistan insists that “no safe heavens” exist in the Central Asian country, the CIA over the weekend vowed to fight terrorism with or without Islamabad. On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan, seeking to convince Islamabad to get onboard with the Trump administration’s “Afghanistan...

Trump Tells Abbas He will Move Embassy as Turkey Threatens to Break Ties with Israel

Donald Trump reaffirmed to Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to moves the US embassy to Jerusalem, as regional and world leaders sought to reiterate the dangers of the vow, a decision on which is expected in the coming days. The US president confirmed his “intention” to move the embassy in a phone call with his Palestinian counterpart, the latter’s...

Escalated Israeli Aggression on Syria: Begging for War

Despite significant progress toward defeating US-supported terrorists in Syria, conflict resolution is far from achieved – not as long as Washington and Israel want war and regime change. On Monday evening, for the second time in three days, an Israeli warplane flying illegally in Lebanese airspace fired multiple missiles at Syria’s Jamarya military facility and research center, northwest of Damascus....

Middle East is Risking to Pay Too High a Price for the Murder of Abdullah Saleh

At the end of November, a major crisis erupted in Yemen, when former President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced his intentions to start negotiations with the Saudi-led coalition that has been trying to bomb Yemen into submission. This resulted in the Houthis movement voicing accusations of treason against their former ally who they’ve been supporting in the struggle against the pro-Saudi runaway President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi....

America’s Foreign Policy Failures Have Put Its National Security at Risk

American foreign policy is in desperate need of reform. Far from creating economic opportunity or enhancing national security, our current method of forming and executing policies abroad harms our interests, increases insecurity and thwarts our ability to expand trade. U.S. engagement with Iran and North Korea over the past several decades best illustrates Washington’s dangerous deficiencies. The current “blob” of...