AP photo By Rupen Savoulian In Australia, politicians of all stripes are conducting a national conversation about the origins, rise and ways to challenge the fundamentalist militia Islamic State (IS).
Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’
By Ricardo Swire The United States’ Executive Order 13224 Section 1(b) describes Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) designation that targets terrorists and anyone providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
FB photo By Binoy Kampmark Counter-terrorism has been a pop field for some decades. As vague as what it purports to counter, it has generated a pundocracy of sorts, guns and mouths for hire across the US imperium and its associate powers.
Suhaib Salem/Reuters By Amnesty International Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), human rights NGO Amnesty International […]
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.
AFP photo By Tom Arms Donald Trump’s economic policy can best be described as guns, butter and bridges.
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.
By Cynthia M. Lardner
By Cynthia M. Lardner A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
Ali Abbas/EPA By Rafah Al Saad Iraqi eyes look to the White House, Donald Trump now the President, who talked a lot about Iraq before winning the election.
Mohammed Jalil/EPA By Ricardo Swire The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle […]
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.
By Ricardo Swire Caribbean nations’ importance as the US “third border” is often overlooked. America and Canada depend on law enforcement cooperation in illegal drug trafficking, migrant smuggling and financial crimes that threaten both foreign and regional security interests.
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Ricardo Swire Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable in half a century. Wars are usually fought to change regimes, alter borders, acquire resources and impose ideologies, almost never to completely eliminate another State and its people.
AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against […]
JFO photo By Rafah Al Saad Each year the second day of November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
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 […]
AFP photo By Amnesty International Just 11 US-led coalition air strikes in Syria appear to have killed some 300 civilians, according to new analysis from human rights NGO Amnesty International today, despite US claims that only one person has been killed by such aerial attacks.
Saul Loeb/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat As millions of Americans who geared up to watch the second debate/match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we were all eager to see how Donald Trump would perform after his lewd conversation about women.
Saul Loeb/AFP By Hazel Speed Unlike President Obama, I am not as an English/British person ‘poking my nose’ into American politics.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi An ideology of a malignant affair that eludes a destabilizing compromise to fulfil the fanatic verse of the book in the name of religious belief.
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 […]
Reuters photo By Tom Arms Bye bye Kurds. That is the realpolitik message expected to be issued soon by the White House to one of the world’s saddest nationalities. It may not be as explicit as that, but the meaning will be clear.
Guang Niu By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]
Andrew Harnik/AP By Brian Frydenborg “There’s Something Going on” with Election 2016 & it’s cyberwarfare & maybe worse A close look at the tangled web of relationships involving Trump, his Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, his campaign in general, Putin, Russia, and WikiLeaks in light of the DNC and Clinton-aimed related hacking is […]
Timothy A Clary/AFP By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]
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.
AFP photo By Grégory Wilson On July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first president in Turkey’s modern history to still be in power after a military coup.
By Ahmed Tharwat I took up golfing right after I realized that as a Muslim I wanted to be assimilated, besides I couldn’t play soccer anymore, couldn’t run, so I took walking as a sport.