The British government is still fighting case after case concerning allegations of abuses by its forces during the 2003 Iraq conflict. This month it had a rare victory. The European Court of Human Rights found no human rights violations by the United Kingdom in the detention and death of a 22-year-old football player in Iraq in 2003.
To state that the IS (Islamic State) only appeared a few months ago, out of nowhere, is preposterous. IS is part of the jihadist and Islamist paralysis currently effecting large parts of the Muslim world.
Osama bin Laden is the reason we're fighting ISIS today and the reason we've wage two wars in the Middle East. His vision for chaos in ...
Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.
How far have we come over the last two decades? What goals have been achieved, and what remains to be realized? 2015 will be a year where the United Nations, concerned citizens, non-government organizations and the media will dive into the details.
As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery mission that the U.S. and its Arab partners will set up in Saudi Arabia for the moderate Syrians.
The US-led international response to the Islamic State's advances in Iraq and Syria is more extensive and fraught with danger than the war on terror declared by former President George W. Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
The reality is that the president seems to prefer indulging in wishful thinking about how he would like the world to be. That's the exact opposite of a "realist" or a "pragmatist" -- when it comes to foreign policy especially, Obama is a "fantasist."
As one of the majority of Americans who voted for him twice, I am happy and proud that our president is this extraordinary, deepest thinking, coolest-headed, and tempered-spirit.
The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now.
Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.
Addressing root causes of inequality, inequity and injustice and promoting the well-being of Yemeni citizens will ensure that the country thrives in the long-term.
This atrocious behavior on the most important function that the nation's founders gave Congress -- taking the nation to war -- is typical and is an indication that Congress' war power has been severely eroded by abdication as well as by presidential usurpation.
Until Turkish mainstream political parties fully embrace democratic values, Turkey's future becomes an uncertain one. Turkey may find itself going down the path of Russian style expansionism, or falling prey to religious extremism.
As Congress skipped town and avoided a vote on war, President Obama announced this week that the US was taking the lead in bombing jihadists in Iraq and Syria, opening what is being widely interpreted as another long and costly American military campaign in the Middle East.
Words like "empire" and "imperialism" do not appear in the mainstream media. We opt instead for the comforting euphemisms -- "exceptional," "unique," "indispensable." Neither will our leaders admit the obvious -- that we have volunteered to sacrifice our youth and our treasure to keep our right to be the world's policeman, judge, jury and executioner.