The mistake the Americans made then was considering the stability of the Iraqi political establishment a priority, rather than facing sectarian politics and applying pressure to ensure the establishment of a more efficient power that could integrate all community components.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s book "World Order” was released last year among the few non-fiction books which portrays political events and facts through the lens of history, philosophy, sociology and religion. Although this book contains writing of prestige and respect, it did not when it [Read more]
When we see the renewal of the PLO, we will know that there is a new strategy.
It is not strange that Washington prohibited the export of drones to Jordan, despite the war Jordan is waging and that the war is not solely Jordan’s war in the region and in the world.
The U.S. magazine Foreign Policy mentioned that Jordan forwarded a request to purchase Predator drones in spring of 2014; the [Read more]
The United States says that it is leading an international coalition against the terrorist organization, “the Islamic State group.” The White House confirms this and stresses its rejection of terrorism and extremism no matter its form, origin or source.
The U.S. president appears gloomy, of course, after having [Read more]
Although the United States — which is armed, capable and powerful — lowered its ceiling of expectations from the war that it began waging against terrorism, and announced before its airstrikes campaign that its targets don’t exceed the purpose of weakening the Islamic State and curbing its surge, some among us [Read more]
What The New York Times has published lately is nothing new. It mentions the signs and indications of what has taken over the American stance toward Syria during the most recent period that embodies granting priority to fighting the Islamic State and Nusra Front in Syria at the expense of ousting President Assad, an [Read more]
As soon as countries acknowledged that groups were different from them ... they found themselves confronting a new kind of phantom violence: conflict with unidentified persons and invisible terrorists.
America is silent about — or perhaps even complicit in — Iran’s ever increasing influence during the recent period. In interviews, President Obama has signaled that the American administration does not want to clash with Tehran. It acknowledges the role Tehran is playing in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, yet promises [Read more]