• Count Down to Middle East Regional War

  • Joint Chiefs Fought `Two-Front Battle’ to Get Aid to Kobani

  • The “Syrianization” of Yemen: Falling into the Hole of Direct Sectarian War

    The Houthis took over Sanaa in a lightning assault last month [AFP/Getty Images]

  • “ISIS-Inspired” Terrorist Attacks in Canada

    Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRIS WATTIE

Count Down to Middle East Regional War

Count Down to Middle East Regional War

What we see now in the Middle East is the gathering of all the necessary conditions of a perfect storm. The conflicting wills of multiple regional players has reached a level of antagonism that threatens to inflame the heavily charged ...

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Joint Chiefs Fought `Two-Front Battle’ to Get Aid to Kobani

Joint Chiefs Fought `Two-Front Battle’ to Get Aid to Kobani

The US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in conjunction with General Lloyd Austin, head of the US Central Command, had to fight a two-front political battle to get Presidential approval for the ongoing air drops of supplies into the Syrian Kurdish ...

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The “Syrianization” of Yemen: Falling into the Hole of Direct Sectarian War

The “Syrianization” of Yemen: Falling into the Hole of Direct Sectarian War

The popular revolution in Yemen that started in 2011 evolved along the default lines often repeated in the Middle East: that of blunt sectarian war. It is now the Shia Huthis confronted by the Sunni Al Qaeda. Third parties like ...

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“ISIS-Inspired” Terrorist Attacks in Canada

“ISIS-Inspired” Terrorist Attacks in Canada

American security officials have preliminarily concluded that the two attacks in Canada on Oct. 20 and 22, targeting military personnel and government facilities, were “ISIS-inspired.” Evidence has not yet been assembled proving that the two men—one described as a recent ...

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