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Posts Tagged ‘Daesh’

The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

Reuters photo   By Dr. Fadi Elhusseini When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

Mosul: Before and After ISIS

Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters   By Rafah Al Saad   The battle for the west side of Mosul is very important not only for Iraq but for the whole world as Mosul is one of the biggest strongholds for ISIS, the Iraqi military and Shia militia also participating in the battle of Mosul.

Observations of an Expat: Disastrous Middle East Victory

Nicole Tung   By Tom Arms It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.

Jordan has survived the Arab Spring turmoil, ISIS and the Syrian regime plots

AFP photo   By Nehad Ismail Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might easily be swept away in the wake of the Arab […]

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: God Bless, Not Bash, America

By Cynthia M. Lardner   Prologue   Having been an American expat living in the Netherlands for a year now, I have listened to vociferous criticism of the United States. There seems to exist an international sentiment that the U.S. is singularly responsible for resolving every conflict and handling every crisis. One recent article went […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Naseer Ahmed/Reuters   By Gul Yousafzai A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Islamic State and a Taliban faction claiming responsibility.

Keeping Terror Under Control

By Shakeel Haider Irrespective of whether ISIS has foundations in the country or not, the Pakistani government’s claims of defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda have again proved hollow following another blood thirsty terrorist attack. On Easter Sunday, in Pakistan’s second large city Lahore, a devastating and bloody suicide blast killed 72 people injuring over 300, […]

Who is behind ISIS?

By Sattar Rind Is this news not enough for the world to stand up? On Tuesday morning thirty five innocent people were killed at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station by Islamic extremists in the European Union’s symbolic heart.

The Arab Peace Corps – Why Now?

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.

ISIS in Pakistan

By Sattar Rind The Pakistani government constantly refuses to admit that ISIS exists in Pakistan, even Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a speech once claiming that they will not accept the existence of ISIS in Pakistan.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.

Notes from America: My Mosque, My Imam and Me

By Ahmed Tharwat In a time of crisis and in the absence of rational thinking, people express grievances differently. In America, the mass shooting in San Bernardino has further radicalized anti-Muslim feeling.

Letters from Paris: Hope and imagination, our best weapons to defeat Daesh

By Franck Guillory Let’s not get this wrong… This war, forced upon us by the jihadist barbarians from Daesh, this defensive war – defensive war because we, France, the French citizens and the whole civilized world, are under attack – doesn’t look and won’t look as any war we’ve had to lead so far.

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

  By Fadi Elhusseini In the past four years, Arabs have been living in an endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what they called “The Arab Spring”.