Ultimately, it is in Washington’s interest to have Ankara on its side if a major crisis ever breaks out in Europe or the Middle East. That’s why the U.S. media needs to quit fearmongering.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.
With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long.
The stern response today is a consequence of Qatar not only breaking its 2013 commitments but of stepping well beyond them.
‘For the West to see a day free from wars against Islamist terror…we must wage an ideological war to influence the minds of Muslims,’ says Zuhdi Jasser.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.
UNESCO’s refusal to acknowledge Jews’ ties to Israel, most importantly Jerusalem, is a blatant revision of history, against UNESCO’s mission, and feeds terrorism against Israeli Jews.
‘When you see a girl being rescued, you cry,’ says the ‘Jewish Schindler,’ Steve Maman. ‘I don’t care how tough you are, you cry.’
The Trump administration appears to be throwing down the gauntlet not just to Syria, but also to its allies Russia and Iran.
Many argue that ISIS is close to death. But whatever happens in Raqqa, ISIS’s cause will live on.
Islam will not allow minorities to have their own land and to rule themselves. That’s why even if partitioning Syria happens, it likely won’t go well.
Saudi Arabia is willing to maintain a distant peace with Israel to contain and defeat the poisonous ideology of the Islamic State. This is a huge shift.
Can one support freedom and security for both majorities and minorities? This is the biggest question looming over U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly for our involvement in Syria.
Not only does Qatar have dirty hands, they’re simultaneously sticking them in all regional pies. It was only a matter of time before their neighbors caught on.
Qatar, which has long sponsored terrorist groups, faces an embargo by the Gulf states that risks cutting the country off from most of its trade routes and food supplies.
Wednesday’s attacks in Iran seem not to have been spontaneously inspired by ISIS, but carefully planned to hit a nerve and grab international attention.
If we think that region is chaotic now, imagine if there were not a state like Israel to mitigate the barbarism that repeatedly emanates from it.
The Manchester bombing is a stunning reminder that, despite ISIS losing territory in the Middle East, its appeal isn’t totally lost on young Muslims living in the West.
President Trump understands the most direct path to change is to work in people’s self-interest, to cater to advancement through mutual gain — a strategy that also won him the election.
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