by | Jan 7, 2019

Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 News reports that the national security adviser to the Putin Regime in Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, floated an unofficial plan to his counterpart in Israel that might have mitigated the potential of a major war breaking…

by | Jan 7, 2019

Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 News reports that the national security adviser to the Putin Regime in Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, floated an unofficial plan to his counterpart in Israel that might have mitigated the potential of a major war breaking…

by | Dec 21, 2018

Many observers raise legitimate concerns about President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. For example, there is indeed the risk that the local allies of the U.S. on the ground — the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces…

by | Nov 20, 2018

Is Qatar an ally of Iran? Such is the claim made against it by its two main Gulf rivals: namely, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which have imposed a blockade on the country. One also finds this…

by | Oct 26, 2018

It is an honest puzzlement. So let’s get riyal. The Financial Dilemma: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinar On the one hand, we have a $110 billion pending arms deal with the Saudis. That amounts to tens of thousands of American jobs….

by | Oct 22, 2018

After spending the last two weeks lying about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — claiming that he left the consulate in Istanbul — Riyadh is lying again. He died, the regime now insists, in a fist fight. The royal family left…

by | Oct 13, 2018

Sir Winston Churchill once quipped that, “Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” Unfortunately, in the Middle East, doing the right thing is often the wrong thing to do for the national interest….

by | Oct 5, 2018

In June 2018, the Austrian government announced it would shut down seven mosques and expel sixty imams, because of their putative links to Salafi-jihadists or Turkish regime networks. The government’s decision was made in the wake of a 2015 law that banned…

by | Sep 10, 2018

Tomorrow is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. We have been in Afghanistan since a month after the 9/11 attacks that emanated from there with the help of its Taliban government. Our forces, and those of…

by | Aug 23, 2018

With the Syrian government’s complete conquest of the southern region, the question of the fate of the country’s remaining rebel-held areas looms ever larger. Those rebel-held areas are now almost exclusively concentrated in the northwest of Syria, with the province…

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