In a time when U.S. warplanes are bombing Syria and Iraq and the army has placed troops in both, when the U.S. is perpetually droning Yemen and Afghanistan, none dares call any of these activities what they are.
If the Democrats decide to run Joe Biden, it will be like a breath of fresh air in a very toxic campaign. They'll have a united party, Trump will be defeated and the world and we will be a much better place. I'm in with Biden.
General David Petraeus's recent Washington Post op-ed in which he identifies "anti-Muslim bigotry" as a dangerous obstacle to America's war against ex...
We must understand that the majority of Middle East Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Jews, and other religious groups have lived through far worse than any of us could imagine.
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As some see Muqtada Al Sadr as both a political and militant proxy of Iran, his recent political revival may seem as though Iran sees to further expand its influence in Iraqi politics for strategic purposes.
In the end, it should come down not to the electorate's knowledge of historical admonitions, but rather to the confidence Americans have in the knowledge, leadership and diplomatic skills they want in their next president.
Islam Muhammad Botanee is a self-taught painter. His images are haunting, often dark and painful.
If the goal was to create a truly democratic representative system of governance in both Iraq and Syria than the voices of the leadership of Christian and other minority communities should have been taken into account.
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Duke University ...
The Assad regime is not just destroying cultural heritage. Like Daesh, the Al-Nusrah Front and others, it is reportedly involved in the trafficking and/or looting of antiquities from Syria. So while Daesh may be the most notorious actor in destroying and looting antiquities, it is not alone.
What's all this buzz about Sykes-Picot, and why are we hearing about it now - 100 years after the fact?
The possibility of peace will not occur unless we force it to occur, until then, we might as just watch Bart defy the impossible.
This week's legislation is an important step towards the U.S. taking on the leadership mantle in the fight against looting and cultural destruction globally. The bill proposed by Representative Keating to strengthen the capability of customs and border enforcement in preventing the traffic in cultural property is another crucial step in this campaign.
Pope Francis last month traveled to the island of Lesbos in Greece, visited with Syrian refugees stranded there and then took a dozen of them with him to Rome.
The Syrian war is clearly un-winnable. With the Aleppo ceasefire, it is possible the US and Russia are waking up to this fact.