Search: Middle East,War (12 materials)

 

Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

... relationship have been exhibited within the UNSC itself. On the general business front, Russia will see issues dominating the Middle East and Africa at the top of the schedule: · developments in Syria; · settlements and their legality in ... ... interacting with the Permanent American Envoy to the UN, Samantha Power. She has always held relatively adversarial positions toward Russia and recently made major headlines when she accused Russia of engaging in disinformation campaigns in Syria and called ...

26.10.2016

America’s War Against Itself for the Greater Middle East

... called on fellow Americans to abandon their strife for excessive wealth that was poisoning the United States and urged them to re-discover true values. The nation’s unequivocal rejection of Carter’s vision forced him to enter questionable wars in the Middle East (that were not America’s to fight in the first place) to secure the nation’s way of life. With Carter inaugurating America’s war for the Greater Middle East each subsequent intervention only deepened US involvement in the ...

20.06.2016

War in Yemen: a New Vietnam?

... Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Nevertheless, the bloodshed has reached sizable proportions with estimated 6000 dead since March 2015 and it cannot absolutely be underestimated for the gravity and magnitude of geopolitical effects it carries on the the Middle East and the rest of the world. The war broke out as a confrontation between the Shiite rebels Houthis allied with President Saleh against the Sunni coalition led by President Hadi. The situation, as it often is the case, was not so simple and clear-cut even from the beginning. Understandably,...

15.03.2016

American Jihadi: Why Westerners Fight with the Islamic State

... intelligence community and state department to make inroads against it) requires one to accept something most Americans cannot: that the American Dream for too many seems more myth than reality. Reality in America, if you are not able to hook into upward mobility and access privileged success, is a fairly dull and even depressing situation: studies show a disturbing percentage of Americans are born, live, and die within an incredibly small 50-mile radius. They also show that the classic parental ...

18.04.2015

The American UAV Attempted Apartheid

... decision-making for its drone targeting and operational missions. Pakistan and China seem to be openly courting this very behavior today. Middle East Israel Defense Forces (IDF) actually succeeded in destroying a drone that it tracked flying over sensitive military ... ... easily be sucked into regional conflicts where its interests figure prominently. It is inconceivable to think a ‘drone war’ between Iran and Saudi Arabia or Egypt would not end up being a major national security interest for the United States....

05.04.2015

Twisting in Our Own Tortured Noose: American Verbal Duplicity and Torture

... in and of itself. At least, no SINCERE shock can be about that. Anyone sincerely shocked at that confirmation is either delusional or horrifically naïve when it comes to this period that is supposedly now over, the one we used to call the Global War on Terror. So the 'shock' must be to learn that the US did, you know, like, REAL torture. You know, like, the kind those barbarians and heathens from uncivilized places do. You know, those SCARY people in the desert who cut off people’s ...

15.12.2014

Obama v. Putin: A Tale of a Posturing President

... third parties to choose sides, thus exacerbating the crisis rather than defusing it. All of this because of poor words chosen on purpose by the ‘leader of the free world.’ So far this of course ignores the true point and purpose behind this war of words: President Obama is quite frankly flummoxed that President Putin has dismissively laughed off his positions, his entreaties, and his sanctions. This in real terms is nothing more than a schoolyard standoff, with the two popular boys standing ...

22.08.2014

Yemen's Special Interests, or, Horton Hears a Houthi

... actually being done by the American Intelligence Community, namely the CIA, in an arena where the US has not officially declared war or placed troops, the blowback potential long-term is being dangerously ignored. It is not just the United States that has ... ... accusations are not completely baseless. Iran has a long history of generating support for whatever groups it can find across the Middle East, especially if those groups might share a particular hatred for Israel. Saudi Arabia has actually always supported ...

23.07.2014

The Strange Bedfellows of a New Deadlier Iraq

... this lack of expectation may be accounted for more by the absence of diligence on the part of Western analysts covering the Middle East than by any miraculous strength of force on the part of ISIS. The ISIS movement in Iraq has been bolstered by the ... ... poverty, corruption, and despair. It is these ghosts innate to post-conflict society-building that last long after battles and wars have ended and leave indelible wounds that are easily poked and prodded by radicalist groups. This is what brings me to ...

01.07.2014

It's a MAD MAD MAD Cyber World

... across major powers, giving no one state the ability to disrupt cyber equilibrium. If adopted this policy shift could ultimately hold the same potential that made nuclear M.A.D. so effective for so long without being physically challenged through global war: at first nuclear deterrence builds off of the expected second-strike capability, of being able to survive an initial strike long enough to launch an equally devastating counter-strike. But over time, as the great nuclear powers continued to build ...

29.05.2014
 

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