The Top Takeaways from Turkey’s Troubles with the Taliban

The Top Takeaways from Turkey’s Troubles with the Taliban

Ties between Turkey and the Taliban are strained after the NATO member publicly contemplated keeping its military forces in Afghanistan in order to guard Kabul airport, with tensions only worsening after President Erdogan then criticized the group for allegedly not behaving as proper Muslims as well as “occupying” parts of their homeland. Few could have…

France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

Turkey’s interests in French Muslims sees Paris rapidly build its relations with Syria’s Kurds. A Syrian Kurdish delegation went to Paris on July 19 to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. France bets on the Kurdish question to have some kind of role in Syria, to pressure Damascus and to curb Turkey’s significant influence. During his…

Defining Moderate Islam: Muslims and Evangelicals Forge an Alliance

Defining Moderate Islam: Muslims and Evangelicals Forge an Alliance

A major Muslim and Evangelical organization joined forces this week to significantly advance hitherto state-backed ceremonial inter-faith dialogues that seldom go beyond platitudes and lofty statements. This week’s launch at a Washington DC mosque of an inter-faith alliance and a book published by the Institute for Humanitarian Islam and the Germany-based World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)…

The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression

The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression

United States warmakers have become so skilled at propaganda that not only can they wage a war of aggression without arousing protest; they can also compel liberals to denounce peace activists using language reminiscent of the McCarthy era. Take the case of Syria. The people and groups one would normally count on to oppose wars…

Maneuvering Jerusalem’s Future: Upcoming DC Visit Puts Wind in Jordanian Monarch’s Sails

Maneuvering Jerusalem’s Future: Upcoming DC Visit Puts Wind in Jordanian Monarch’s Sails

US President Joe Biden may have little appetite for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking but seems determined to prevent some third parties from exploiting the regional stalemate to their advantage. That seems to be one message contained in ensuring that King Abdullah of Jordan will be the first Arab leader to visit the White House since Mr. Biden…