If the Americans were to lose the Kurds, they’d have to start all over again.
The Battle of Kirkuk* and its implications were a significant twist in the balance of power north of Iraq as Iran tried to amplify the project, which sought to separate the Kurds from the authority of the Shiite allies in Baghdad, and which didn’t hesitate to systematically end the situation by cooperating with its [Read more]
The United States has reaffirmed its red lines in Syria, and this attests to the seriousness of its policy in the country. There is no room for doubt. A few days ago, the response of its troops and the Air Force to the popular regime in Damascus sent an unambiguous message to everyone involved in the conflict in the [Read more]
It’s as if the policy of brinkmanship that Iran has adopted has become standard in Washington as well.
Fake news is obviously a problem, but even real news, if taken out of context and reduced to one picture or 140 characters, can falsify reality.
President Donald Trump attacked Steve Bannon, his chief strategist up until August of last year, after a book on the White House discussed a meeting of Trump's closest aides with Russian officials in 2016. Trump said that Bannon lost his mind after he lost his job because Bannon said that Trump's son’s meeting with [Read more]
The problem is that U.S. strategy has proven to be a failure. With spreading instability, those who have felt threatened have found an interested spokesman in Putin.
<i>Political scientist Vyacheslav Matuzov talks about the consequences of Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy there.</i>
The readiness of President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the U.S. Embassy there from [Read more]