Under CIA and Pentagon pressure, the UN and OPCW are again focusing attention on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Damascus.
The Syrian crisis has been outsourced to Vladimir Putin, who audaciously volunteered men and material to do what Obama and his Western allies have abstained from doing.
The United States follows a strategy so flawed that the principal enemies of its enemies ... are on its official list of terrorist organizations.
The caliphate’s longevity is not a result of its brilliant organization, but rather of the fact that none of the neighboring states can be bothered or see it as profitable to challenge it.
The attacks in Paris led the principal candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential election to put forward, in the days following Nov. 13, their plans for fighting the Islamic State — with good reason, because in little more than a year, one of them will be responsible for waging war on the terrorist group. Behind in [Read more]
As the Greeks said, Zeus brings madness upon those he wants to lose.
The downing of the Russian airplane by Turkish fighter jets was not an incident that came about through chance, but because [Russian] pilots violated Turkey's aerial space and did not leave despite the warnings. All the evidence and all the indications lead to the conclusion that this was an extreme, provocative act by [Read more]
The general impression comes down to the fact that Putin has a new, hard-to-realize plan, while Obama has an old plan that was never realized.
Over the past few months, a sequence of initially unrelated developments began throughout the region which, if connected, will have a determining influence on the situation.