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 state of the union is the state of Israel. As for our state, it is the state of the Islamic State group.
It’s as if the policy of brinkmanship that Iran has adopted has become standard in Washington as well.
A strong, unified and independent Iraq still struggles to find a role in the Arab region given the problems with Israeli security on the one hand, and regional expansion projects on the other.
If there is a region in the world where tensions could lead to conflicts with terrible consequences, it is the Middle East. Washington, the principal ally of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and Moscow, ally of Iran and Syria, should act soon to lessen the tension.
In recent years, America has been both negligent and absent, a complex condition that won’t be solved by avoiding vital decisions.
The label for recent military interventions in some Arab countries — the majority of which are American-led — was “Regime Change.” Some world leaders who advocate humanitarian and democratic principles sympathize with oppressed Arab people, so they come to their rescue and rid them of their oppressive leaders, [Read more]
Perhaps the time has come to understand that we have gone too far, breaching the balance between private interest and public security.
...at the present juncture, the interests of the United States are at odds with the interests of its traditional allies such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey.