The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has distinguished himself among modern leaders of his country for being invested in peace; ever since he was a candidate on the campaign trail, his close collaborators thought that he had an instinctive aversion to resolving international conflicts through the use of [Read more]
As the neoconservatives asked the American government to engage in pre-emptive war to protect the United States from aggression, they applied this policy to protect themselves from those who blame them for the Iraq War and its consequences, which stretch to the emergence and exacerbation of the Islamic State. It is an [Read more]
For the first time, the United States has conducted an aerial attack against the Islamic State southwest of Baghdad, having joined together in advance a coalition of Arab-Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq (from where the army is actually fighting against the Islamic State). What role does the U.S. want to play in this?
The American military action against the Islamic State is a reminder that the United States is an important world power. Obama cannot make the campaign look like a war against the Arabs.
Yesterday, unilateral support for an attack on the Islamic State was ratified into law by the U.S. Congress. But insofar as related international attempts to establish a U.N. resolution on the Islamic State group situation are concerned, the Obama government has yet to achieve any satisfactory outcomes. Although an [Read more]
The affair of the Islamic State is a threat against world peace and security. But now it will have a multilateral military response. Pope Francis's grieving call to action seems to have finally been heard.
A coalition of nations lead by the United States has decided to face it. The coalition understands that it [Read more]
Last week, President Barack Obama finally announced the strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Sunni jihadis of the Islamic State, which has become the new threat in the Middle East.
The grim part of the story is that it is not the first time, nor does it appear to be the last, in which the United States will [Read more]
In any case, concerns about terrorism are probably not what has finally goaded Mr Obama into sending US forces back to the Middle East. Rather, it is the sense that the region's whole strategic and political order is slipping out of the US' control. For decades, the US has struggled against great odds to preserve and reinforce its place as the leading influence over Middle Eastern affairs.