Written by Douglas Farah
The recent and growing attention to the critical situation in Yemen, where al Qaeda's presence is spreading and the government is weak and does not control much of the physical space, is perhaps the best argument for pursuing a vigorous Afghanistan policy.
It is clear that the jihadist ...
Written by Memri.org
Egypt has lately intensified its criticism of Iran, as reflected in statements by Egyptian officials and articles in the government press warning about Iran's expanding influence and growing interference in the Arab world. In his speech at the opening of the parliament's winter session, President ...
Written by Yoram Schweitzer and Sean London
On December 1, President Obama unveiled the administration's new approach towards the wars raging in the Afghan-Pakistan (AfPak) arenas. Entering into office with a message of peace and detente toward the Muslim world, Obama did not make his decision lightly. Yet in light of the alternative ...
Written by David Schenker
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Written by Caroline Glick
The day after US President Barack Obama announced that he was deploying additional US forces to Afghanistan, an event occurred in Beirut that brought home the stakes in that battle.
On Wednesday, Hamas leaders flew to Beirut to pay their respects to Hizbullah chief Hassan ...
Written by International News Analysis Today
The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 appeared to be the end of Communism as a world movement. Twenty years later, however, Marxist ideology is prominent, if not dominant, among those (Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, etc.) surrounding President Barack Obama, ...
Written by George Friedman - STRATFOR
U.S. President Barack Obama announced the broad structure of his Afghanistan strategy in a speech at West Point on Tuesday evening. The strategy had three core elements. First, he intends to maintain pressure on al Qaeda on the Afghan-Pakistani border and in other regions of the world.
Written by Marshall Frank - MarshallFrank.com
The latest news stories tell us that wealthy Dubai is now in financial straits. That brings a new focus upon that magical land within the Arab world.
As usual, there's always more to the story.Dubai has been promoted as a luxurious mid-east miracle, with gleaming structures, man-made islands and a ...
Written by Emily B. Landau
INSS Insight No. 145
The resolution on Iran adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors on November 27 includes important issues that touch upon Iran's lack of cooperation with the agency, and the steep decline in confidence between the international community and Iran. Significantly, the lack of ...