It is worthwhile to look farther back and evaluate the past – not to relive old animosities, but rather to discredit the idea that terrorism and extremism are unique and exclusive of one religious sect.
In this recently begun 21st century, several elements seem to condemn the Near and Middle East to play a marginal role in the collaboration of nations. First, the disengagement of the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, which meant the end of the broader Middle East project and the return to a less ambitious, more [Read more]
With its timing and its exceptional character, the American secretary of state’s lightning visit to Beirut on June 4 marks Washington’s attachment to Libya’s stability, which has been threatened by the war in Syria and the election of a new president – protector of the country’s balance – in the shortest [Read more]
The Lebanon-Syria- Iraq area has become a single operating unit for them. Experts who study this phenomenon say that at least 15,000 armed and active fighters operate there today, while some put the figure closer to 30,000.
The “masters of the financial universe” met on the 18th floor of a modern building located in the Swiss city of Basel. The meeting featured Janet Yellen, director of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Mario Draghi, director of the European Central Bank, along with 16 other leaders of the financial world. The meeting [Read more]
With a single gas deal with China, the sanctions system that the United States and the European Union had imposed on Russia because of the Ukrainian crisis collapsed. Vladimir Putin emerged victorious from the geopolitical face-off that began over three years ago in Syria and does not show any sign of ending with [Read more]
Currently, the rebels, and indeed the civilians, are entirely defenseless against the barrel bombs and missiles which wreak such destruction and bloodshed across Syria. And all this is going on while President Bashar Assad campaigns for the presidential polls he is virtually guaranteed to win, a further slap in the face to the opposition and its allies, should they need one.
On April 28, the United States and the European Union announced that they will impose more sanctions on Russia to compel it to back away from its policy on Ukraine. The new American sanctions cover seven Russian figures closely connected to President Vladimir Putin and 17 Russian companies connected to blacklisted [Read more]