A spaceship-like observatory is set to land atop a Cyprus mountain. Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects got the green light for a space science center that will give NASA greater research coverage over the Middle East. Located in the Troodos...Show More Summary
Continuing his analysis of Donald Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East, Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that, contrary to current opinion, the US President has not changed his strategy. Breaking with his predecessors, he is attempting...Show More Summary
President Trump's policy in the Greater Middle East is beginning to materialise. While up until now, the United States and their allies have been attempting to destroy states and impose chaos, they are now legitimising alliances against the jihadists. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East. The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new president seemed to identify the key pillars that have supported U.S. Show More Summary
Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran. Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greaterShow More Summary
It is fashionable in the West to talk about the « compatibility of Islam and democracy » or « Islam and secularism ». These issues suggest that by nature Islam is clerical, and therefore not a religion, but a political current. Consequently, the most « radical » Muslims are terrorists and vice versa. Show More Summary
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Not that anyone in a position of power seems to notice, but there’s a simple rule for American military involvement in the Greater Middle East: once the U.S. gets in, no matter the country, it never truly gets out again. Show More Summary
The best result is "don't invade." Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped. Sure, Washington traded in George W. Show More Summary
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully pushed through a national referendum giving him powers greater than any head of state since the sultans. Americans accustomed to pro-democratic rhetoric from the U.S. were surprised that President Donald Trump called the increasingly authoritarian leader to congratulate him on the narrow victory. Show More Summary
Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars...
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, historians Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim wrote an interesting New York Times op-ed on why the last 15 years of failed American wars across the Greater Middle East seem to have taught our military and civilian leadership absolutely nothing. Show More Summary
By William J. Astore / TomDispatch President Trump’s talk of finally winning again is a recipe for prolonging wars guaranteed to create more chaos and more failed states in the Greater Middle East, and possibly beyond.
Palm Sunday attacks on Tanta and Alexandria churches leave dozens dead and injured Christians in the Middle East are threatened to a much greater extent than Muslims, yet we have no system in place to prioritize their applications to come...
“For the greater part of my life, I’ve seen the devastation wrought by American involvement in the Middle East”
Two months after his arrival at the White House, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, will have to clarify his position in terms of his predecessors' plan to remodel the Greater Middle East. If he really wants to put an end to jihadism, he will have to recognise the resilience of Syria and reposition the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The members of what Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, calls “ the Church of America the Redeemer ” are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of cardinals now ensconced in Washington. Show More Summary
Join me below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network whether the Trump/Netanyahu meeting augurs hope for greater realism in tackling the Arab-Israel impasse, the aftermath of the Flynn affair and Trump, lies and videotape. The post A reset for the Middle East? appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.
By Nick Turse / TomDispatch In one conflict zone after another across the northern tier of Africa and the Greater Middle East, in 2016, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) waged their particular brand of low-profile warfare.