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Even with Syria’s Al-Omar oil fields, Kurdish forces lose 150 times...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) - For Syrian War observers, the capture of the Al-Omar oil fields by Kurdish militias might appear to be a...

Tackling Pakistani madrassas An uphill struggle

This is an edited version of remarks by James M. Dorsey at the launch in Islamabad on 30 January 2018 of ‘The Role of...

Syrian Army will create new brigades with captured ISIS weapons

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – The rapid defeat of Islamic State forces in eastern Syria over the last several months has seen the Syrian...

Map: ISIS empire shrinks by 70 percent in Syria since start...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) - Since the beginning of 2017, the Islamic State's empire in Syria has shrunk by about 70 percent. Most of...

ISIS begins mass retreat from Syria, Iraq to Egypt, rest of...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) - Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are beginning to withdraw in great numbers from Syria and Iraq to...

8,000 to 11,000 ISIS militants still present across Syria – estimates

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) - Despite the great territorial defeats suffered by ISIS over the course of 2017 which led to the virtual destruction...

Rebel offensive in east Idlib reveals new strategy and tactics used...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) - A slow and sporadic but nonetheless ongoing offensive against the Syrian Arab Army in the eastern countryside of Idlib...

Pundits need to rethink the world now more than ever.

Fifty years ago the New York Review of Books published an essay by the prolific intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky, titled the “Responsibility of Intellectuals.”...

Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’

Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as "the Israel of the Gulf states." Known for his hard-line pro-Israel...

How regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and...

Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey's military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the...
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