US, Russia and Syria

US, Russia and Syria

By Jon Kofas.     Introduction   Nothing unifies America at home and rallies support among its allies quicker than a bombing of a Muslim nation, no matter the ideological, political, and moral justifications about the military option [...]
President Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump And the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  By Raphael Cohen-Almagor.   We do not know much about Trump’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During his controversial presidential campaign he made a number of statements that suggest: Trump is a friend of Israel. Trump [...]
Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

    By Anis Bey. (Refeudalisation of Europe – I Part)   The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of [...]
In the Year 2047

In the Year 2047: Military Future Affairs

By Dr. David Leffler   General of the Army (GA) Camilla Torres was packing her office. As a five-star general, her staff would do this for her, but she insisted on doing it herself, just as she always had from the time she was a young [...]
IMAFT’s built bastion against terrorism?

IMAFT’s built bastion against terrorism?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi. Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, is an intergovernmental– cum-intercontinental counter-terrorist alliance , the largest global military alliance of 41 Muslim countries( even lager than the Western [...]
Towards a New World Order in Eurasia: The 21st Century’s Great Game

Towards a New World Order in Eurasia: The 21st Century’s Great Game

  By James M. Dorsey.   Remarks at conference on Regional Cooperation Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific and the Emergence of New Eurasian Geopolitics, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy One thing this [...]
American Militarism As A Way Of Life: Beyond Syria and The Middle East

American Militarism As A Way Of Life: Beyond Syria and The Middle East

By John Kofas. Introduction Nothing unifies America at home and rallies support among its allies quicker than a bombing of a Muslim nation, no matter the ideological, political, and moral justifications about the military option as a first [...]
Russia’s Role In Afghanistan: Myths & Orientations

Russia’s Role In Afghanistan: Myths & Orientations

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Moscow is holding an Afghan peace moot. But Washington has declined the Russian offer to participate in this conference.  The other twelve regional actors are determined to attend this event. An increased [...]
Defeating the Islamic State: A War Mired In Contradictions

Defeating the Islamic State: A War Mired In Contradictions

  By James M. Dorsey.   US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinth [...]
Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Robert J. Burrowes.   A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ http://www.equalitynow.org/campaigns/rape-laws-report offered a series of recommendations for strengthened [...]
Why Saudi Arabia, China And The Islamic State Are Courting The Maldives

Why Saudi Arabia, China And The Islamic State Are Courting The Maldives

  By James M. Dorsey.   As Riyadh and Beijing nurture grandiose plans for military bases, New Delhi fears the archipelago could become a breeding ground for the terrorist group   Saudi King Salman welcomes the Maldivian President [...]
The Border Management & Pak-Afghan ties?

The Border Management & Pak-Afghan ties?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Pakistan has recently decided to seal the 1800 km Pak –Afghan border at significant points owing to the worst situation hemmed in by the cross-border terrorism. Borders, around the world, are physically managed [...]
The Rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Fight Against Terrorism

The Rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Fight Against Terrorism

By Sebastian Sarbu.   ISIS is an unrecognized Islamic enclave state, founded on the 26th of June 2014 by an Al-Qaida affiliated Sunni group and organized as an Arab Caliphate having the city of al-Raqqah (Syria) for capital. This new [...]
North Korea, The US and The Status Quo

North Korea, The US and The Status Quo

By Jon Kofas.   In the age of “fake news” and President Donald Trump claiming that Sweden was riddled with terror attacks which of course never took place, and of perpetual corporate and state-media propaganda passed on as real news, [...]
American combat troops to Syria? Not so fast....

American combat troops to Syria? Not so fast….

By Rick Francona.   Note: This article is my followup to an excellent piece written by fellow CNN military analyst Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, U.S. Army (Retired): Combat troops to Syria? Not so fast. In it, the general details [...]
Raising serious threats from IS drone strikes

Raising serious threats from IS drone strikes

  By Pramod Raj Sedhain.    Islamic State (IS) has been aggressively making strategies to manipulating accessible technologies for terrorist purpose. In fact, it has been rapidly changing its terrorist phenomenon into modern form [...]
China's Characteristics of Informationized War

China’s Characteristics of Informationized War

  By Bill Hagestad II.   Information warfare refers to information warfare, information-based and information-based weaponry as the main means of warfare and combat, with system integration and information control as the leading, in [...]
Turkey First: Europe Must Work With Not Against Ankara

Turkey First: Europe Must Work With Not Against Ankara

  By Julian French.   “Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side [...]
The reset of US-Russia relations?

The reset of US-Russia relations?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Much is being trumpeted in the global print and electronic media that under the new administration of Donald Trump in American, a remarkable reset of US-Russia relations would be observed. But looking through the [...]
American Police State Militarism And Gun Violence

American Police State Militarism And Gun Violence

  By Jon Kofas.   Introduction Contrary to the Hegelian assumption that civilization progresses in a linear mode, the contradictions of capitalism between the promise of prosperity for all, on the one hand, and the reality of perpetual [...]