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Islamic State

The Same Old Mistakes

September 14, 2014 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

Hasn't the U.S. been training the Iraqi army for a long time already? Why should that plan suddenly be crowned with success?

Is Obama Overly Cautious Regarding the Islamic State?

September 13, 2014 // La Vanguardia - Spain - Spanish

The president of the United States, Barack Obama, has promised a campaign to “destroy” the Islamic State, but the cautious tone of his statements has led to increased suspicion among politicians and experts who see reflected in his words a lack of any clear strategy against the jihadi. The murder of American [Read more]

A War Crime

September 12, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

Terrorism, pure and simple. A masked man with a British accent stood in front of a camera and decapitated Steven Sotloff, an independent journalist who worked with Time and Foreign Policy. The news, which Washington has not officially confirmed, would be the second staging of an American journalist’s brutal murder [Read more]

September 11 Anniversary

September 12, 2014 // Al-Khaleej - U.A.E. - Arabic

The American war on terror, within the framework of Operation Enduring Freedom, not only did not make the world safer but has also made terrorism more rampant ...

Syria: Obama Dismisses Imminent Attacks

September 11, 2014 // Le Point - France - French

<i>The American president admitted on Thursday that the United States does not yet have a strategy for attacking the Islamic State in Syria.</i> “We don’t have a strategy yet”: Barack Obama directly admitted on Thursday that the United States was not in a position to attack the Islamic State in Syria, [Read more]

Who Says that Obama Has No Strategy?

September 11, 2014 // Akhbar Al Khaleej - Bahrain - Arabic

The statement that President Obama made a few days ago, in which he said that thus far he does not have a specific strategy in Iraq and Syria, provoked a broad debate in America. Many people directed fierce criticism at him, while others rushed to his defense. Those criticizing Obama considered this statement [Read more]

Russia and the West’s Diplomatic Impertinence

September 10, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Yesterday, on the eve of the start of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Wales, the Russian government rejected calls to reformulate the NATO-Russia Council’s founding treaty, a document dating back to 1997 that sets the limits for the deployment of the military alliance’s troops in Eastern Europe. [Read more]

Islamic State: Tactics, Strategy and Effectiveness

September 10, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

It had not been that many days since the beginning of American bombings against the militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — ISIS in its initials in English, or simply, the Islamic State — when the video that showed the decapitation of the American journalist Foley circulated throughout all [Read more]
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