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Putin's Syrian Gambit

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

The last several weeks has seen some extraordinary developments in Russia's role in the Syrian Civil War. Russia has deployed 28 Suhkoi jet fighters, roughly two squadrons, in Syria. Originally believed to be SU-27s, NATO designation, "Flanker," satellite reconnaissance now indicates they are a mix of different variants.

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year.

Israel Needs a Change: DD Versus Bibi, Part 2

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Home
Mitchell Cohen

"So let me put you on the spot," I said, "Imagine an Israeli government to your liking after the elections. What strategy would you have it pursue? "

WATCH: U.S. Relations In The Middle East In Less Than 3 Minutes

Posted 10.22.2013 | Home

For those of you who are confused as to where the United States stands in the Middle East (world leaders included), look no further: this handy map ca...

Jeffrey Goldberg on Emanuel: "Israeli Running the White House"

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

Should American Jews feel more comfortable that Rahm Emanuel is "essentially an Israeli" and will therefore do Israel's bidding in the White House? This... doesn't make me more comfortable.