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Op/Ed: Perfect Assassination of Jordanian Writer

A Jordanian writer, accused of sharing a cartoon considered offensive to Islam, killed two weeks after his release from prison on bail. A perfect assassination...

Demise of the “Caliphate”: ISIS-held territory shrinks and becomes a big...

The glorious days for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are just a memory of the past. Now, the “caliphate” project seems...

Turkey’s New Relationship with Russia — and Assad

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org. Until the July 15th U.S.-backed (or so the Turkish government alleges) coup-attempt to overthrow Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan...

YPG’s short term gain for long term loss

The Asayish (Kurdish police) began its aggression against the pro-government militia force the National Defense Force (NDF) on 16th of August when it launched...

Turmoil in the Middle East: Regional Dimensions Beyond Religion

Given the current Middle Eastern scenario, one may reasonably hold the argument that the on-going turmoil in the Middle East owes its burden equally to the Machiavellian...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that America’s...

Airstrikes, sieges, and double standards

Some of the most recent news to dominate coverage of the Syrian War has been exceptional in that it highlights the victims of coalition...

Will the U.S. alternative restore peace to Syria?

For the last 6 years, Americans and their allies have been interfering in the Syrian affairs with the aim to remove President Bashar Assad...

The Orlando attack: A new pretext for revisiting Afghanistan?

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center that the world witnessed in 2001 quickly became the pretext for a United States military campaign...

Uncovering the tacit cooperation between Israel and Jabhat al-Nusra

Since the start of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian government has routinely accused Israel of playing a hidden role, from Qusayr in the Homs...