Daily Archive: September 16, 2018

Turkish Strategy in Northern Syria: Military Operations, Turkish-backed Groups and Idlib Issue

GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION In order to understand Turkey’s approach toward the conflict in Syria, one first needs to explain the military situation there as of September 2018. There are localized clashes between militant groups led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Latakia and southern...

The ‘Adults’ in the White House Are Just as Dangerous as Trump

Before his election as president it was understandable that Donald Trump’s critics should have vastly underestimated his ability as a politician. It is much less excusable – and self-destructive to effective opposition to Trump – that they should go on underestimating him almost two years after his victory. Every week there are more revelations showing the Trump administration to be...

Is Langley Unleashing Jihad Against China in Xinjiang?

One of the early indicators that the Trump administration’s foreign and security policies would not be guided by the President’s own preferences but by those of the supposed “experts” – globalists, neoconservatives, and assorted retreads from the George W. Bush administration – with whom he unwisely has surrounded himself was the announcement of a “new” strategy on Afghanistan in August...