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Turkey and Russia: Erdogan's and Putin's Dangerous Gambit

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

rom Putin's standpoint any developments that potentially isolates Turkey diplomatically, creates turmoil in NATO or underscores the lack of American leadership is a win. In the meantime, the Obama Administration continues to insist that "ISIL is being contained". Is it any wonder than no one believes them?

Another Military Comedy of Errors

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The U.S. remains the greatest military power on the planet, but what does that even mean, given the last nearly 14 years of woeful performance, mishaps, defeats, disappointments, and endless war?

SOS From Syria

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Perhaps Syrians may be asking for the impossible from the West, but they deserve what is realistically possible and that is considerably more than what they are getting now.

A Brilliant Fraud

Stanley Weiss | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Stanley Weiss

Prime Minister Recep Erdogan is less interested in preserving Ataturk's vision of Turkey as a secular state and more committed to bringing about "a return to the Ottoman Empire's glory days."