It is the height of irony that White House officials are now calling for a tougher line on Russia.
January 11, 2017
The much-heralded Syrian “cease-fire” that Russia shepherded through last week is already on a fast track to being annulled.
January 04, 2017
Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s fall from grace was a long one. Once one of Russia’s most preeminent and richest oligarchs, he was exiled into the Siberian gulag by President Vladimir Putin for his support for domestic reform.
December 28, 2016
The mastermind of Aleppo’s capture, Qassem Soleimani — head of Iran’s Al-Quds Force — was recently pictured strolling through the rubble of the occupied city, seemingly admiring the fruits of his labor.
December 21, 2016
Bahrain has been much maligned by detractors as of late. Every year, the Manama Dialogue places a spotlight on this plucky Kingdom as the world’s media and senior leaders gather in its capital. On Dec.
December 15, 2016
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, in his farewell tour of the Middle East, addressed the Manama Dialogue on Saturday to lay out the Department of Defense’s priorities in the world. However, what struck me most was what was left unsaid in his wide-ranging, 40-minute speech.
December 12, 2016
At the Manama Dialogue, where world leaders gathered in Bahrain with strategists, military officers, defense officials, and industry leaders, the talk centered on two overriding themes: Iran and the new direction of American foreign policy.
December 11, 2016
The Western media is rife with references to this new phenomenon known as the “alt-right,” a neologism meant to describe an ostensible collection of ethnic nationalists and a non-politically correct movement that masks a more sinister fascist undercurrent.
December 07, 2016
Russian-built warplanes reportedly dropped thousands of leaflets, which read “Leave or Die,” on the hundreds of thousands of inhabitants in besieged Aleppo, “You know that everyone has left you alone to face your doom."
December 01, 2016
Legendary diplomat and strategic thinker Henry Kissinger once famously quipped that “America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.” Sadly, in the age of the Obama administration, America has passively neglected its friends and forgotten who its enemies truly are.
November 23, 2016