What’s in Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’? The Answers Are in Plain Sight
Opinion

What’s in Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’? The Answers Are in Plain Sight

There are mounting signals that Donald Trump’s much-delayed Middle East peace plan – billed as the “deal of the century” – is about to be unveiled. Even though Trump’s officials have given away nothing publicly, the plan’s contours are already evident, according to analysts. They note that Israel has already started implementing the deal –…

Daesh and the US Share a Goal of Disrupting the Kabul-Taliban Ceasefire and the Wider Afghan Reconciliation Process
Opinion

Daesh and the US Share a Goal of Disrupting the Kabul-Taliban Ceasefire and the Wider Afghan Reconciliation Process

A ceasefire declared between the Afghan government and Taliban on the eve of the Islamic celebration of Eid has been devastated by an attack on a meeting between Afghan Security Forces and Taliban representatives in Nangarhar province. Already over 20 have died in the terrorist attack. This represents a further attempt by a terrorist force- almost…

Syria Sends More Troops to South Despite New US Warnings
Opinion

Syria Sends More Troops to South Despite New US Warnings

The United States once again warned this week it would “take firm and appropriate measures” against the Syrian government forces should they continue pushing into the southwest of the country, which has long been held by Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other groups fighting the Assad government.  The state department issued a statement Thursday saying that any Syrian…

Turkey Takes On Kurds in Evolving Qandil Operation
Opinion

Turkey Takes On Kurds in Evolving Qandil Operation

Despite growing tension over the June 24 elections, Turkey’s agenda in recent days has been taken over by its military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq’s Sidekan region. At the moment, about 1,500 Turkish troops of a commando brigade and a light infantry brigade responsible for border security at Semdinli, along with gendarmerie and…

This Is How Wars Start
Opinion

This Is How Wars Start

Russia keeps its most powerful grouping of troops in the western direction. Just according to official figures the equivalent of ten divisions under the control of three army HQs – not counting the grouping in Crimea, airborne divisions and forces of special operations, and also two (Baltic and Black Sea) fleets, the Caspian flotilla, the…