Written by George Friedman
It is August 2010, which is the month when the last U.S. combat troops are scheduled to leave Iraq. It is therefore time to take stock of the situation in Iraq, which has changed places with Afghanistan as the forgotten war. This is all the more important since 50,000 troops will remain in ...
Written by Vishal Arora
Two years after political reforms, freedom of faith nowhere in sight.
MALÃ‰, Maldives, Aug. 10 (Compass Direct News) - Visitors to this Islamic island nation get a sense of religious restrictions even before they arrive. The arrival-departure cards given to arriving airline passengers carry a list ...
Written by Ephraim Asculai
Insight No. 198, August 8, 2010
In view of the possibility of renewed talks between Iran and the "Vienna Group" (the US, France, Russia, and the IAEA) one cannot but wonder whether this will be "the real thing" or another Iranian time-buying ploy. Although at first Iran delayed the opening of ...
Written by Jim Kouri, CPP
This week's indictments of 14 terrorism suspects have opened the eyes of many government officials to the danger brewing in Somalia: that this beleaguered African nation may turn out to be the new Afghanistan.
Written by GlobalJihad.net
Three Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli officer have been killed, on Tuesday 08/03/2010, in the first serious border clash since Israel's 2006 conflict with Lebanon's Hizbullah. A Lebanese journalist was killed in the fighting too.
Written by Memri.org
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Editor: 'Post-Saddam Iraq was Not in Need of Superficial Democracy... It Needs a Strong Ruler, from the Army... or an Iraqi Ataturk'
On August 4, 2010, the website of the London-based Arabic daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an English-language column by ...
Written by The Daily Bell
Just as Iran feels the bite of the new sanctions, Ahmadinejad's policy to phase out subsidies on staples such as fuel and food will be implemented in September. Together, these could have a significant economic impact, which could make Ahmadinejad more willing to return to talk. But after more ...
Written by Toby Westerman
International News Analysis
Should Russia be considered a victim of Soviet-era totalitarianism - or is the present Russian elite working to advance a neo-communist revival? A highly influential academic, Edward Lozansky, thinks so and is working for Russian victimhood while ignoring the Communist ...
Written by George Friedman
On Sunday, The New York Times and two other newspapers published summaries and excerpts of tens of thousands of documents leaked to a website known as WikiLeaks. The documents comprise a vast array of material concerning the war in Afghanistan. They range from tactical reports from small unit ...