The relationship between Putin and Trump has become so strong that Hollywood producers have already approached both men about starring in a sequel of the classic film Thelma & Louise, which originally starred Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis and has become of a feminist anthem of sorts.
A young Ukrainian singer is directing her newest single at Vladimir Putin. Diana Mess, who lives in the UK, calls on the Russian president to end his military engagement in her home country in a single called "World Support Ukraine."
The answer is simple: because no one, not even his most loyal "supporters," take him or his candidacy seriously. He's simply entertainment. A show. A modern day Morton Downey Jr., whose pugnacious, hockey-fight persona appeals to the lowest common denominator.
Billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump is the best entertainer that the American political system has to offer. Even before he decided to run for...
BEIRUT -- Washington may be coming to the understanding that neither Russia nor Iran nor Hezbollah believe for one second the U.S. narrative that if Assad stepped down, somehow ISIS would melt away, and that responsible rebels would turn against ISIS to finish them off.
Here's a look back at some of the headlines that caught our attention for the week of December 13, 2015.
On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of...
The justification for Turkey's membership in NATO and America's defense guarantee for Ankara long ago passed. Turkey's irresponsible action proves that it is no U.S. ally.
MOSCOW -- The majority of Russians have followed recent conflicts passively; they mostly voice the positions that were communicated to them by state TV channels and their support of Russian military actions in Syria is more reflective of the power of popular TV shows than the actual mobilization of the society.
A peace deal in Libya would open the way for someone--presumably a national unity Libyan government of some sort--to permit foreigners to bomb areas controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS), the terror group and militia which has taken root in parts of the country.
The sale of oil products by ISIS garners about $500 million/year. Allegations abound that Turks are engaged in oil trade with ISIS. Additionally, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family are allegedly implicated.
MOSCOW - The situation in Russia is not just bad, but downright ugly. The main reason for the poor state of the Russian economy is the lack of an effective system for protecting property rights. The gradual dismantling of state institutions led first to a decline in investments, then to a sharp drop beginning in 2013, and finally to massive capital flight, with economic growth slowing to a halt by mid-2014.
Islamic State is not being contained. It has now expanded to 35 international affiliates. It is zeroing in on North Africa in general, and on Libya in particular, in an attempt to create, on a far vaster scale, an even bigger Islamic State on the very edge of Europe's doorstep.
Photo credit: Zaman, Turgut Engin Downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on the Turkish-Syrian border has provided an enabling environment fo...
The week since the bloody terrorist attack on a San Bernardino holiday party hasn't gone well for American politics. It's mostly been a disconcerting combination of the uncertain and the shrill, the latter crossing the line into outright fascism.
The rapid development of an alliance between Russia and France to seek revenge for ISIS killing 224 Russians in a plane explosion near Sharm el Sheikh...