Even if U.S. Middle East strategy doesn’t undergo significant changes with the arrival of a new president, the shadow of Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures will hang over the new boss of the Oval Office.
Anyone who would suggest carpet bombing as an effective tactic against jihadis in the so-called Islamic State group can't be taken seriously.
President Obama’s final State of the Union address was anticlimactic. Nowhere in his administrative policy for the coming year did the U.S. president, the leader of a superpower nation, mention important issues in Asia such as North Korea’s nuclear tests and China’s disregard for international law with its [Read more]
If instability continues in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the effects of terrorism will continue to be felt in the U.S. and the West too.
The Americans were certainly hoping against the dramatic developments of the past weeks, but they must also feel somewhat vindicated.
Many players are rallying in the arena that is Syria and its skies. All of them are playing a special game that involves trying to score points with one goal in mind, and that is winning the Syrian Civil War. However, the pace of the game and the variety of players is putting them on a collision course with one [Read more]
Washington seems bent on deepening the rift in the Arab world, its wounds and its sectarian strife.
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]
U.S. President Barack Obama has listed Taiwan as an anti-terrorism ally, and now the Republic of China flag is on Islamic State group's list of coalition countries that are against it. Taiwan is very uncomfortable about this. Some people are enthusiastic about U.S.-China-Taiwan relations, some complain about the U.S. [Read more]
Only a tiny fraction of terror victims live in the western hemisphere. It's time for cooler heads to prevail.