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Patrick Cockburn: The West and the East must work together to defeat Islamic State

Evening Standard - ‎vor 2 Stunden‎
Its real strength is the disunity and rivalries of its enemies, which include the US and Russia, the Syrian and Iraqi armies, the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds, Shia militias and a host of smaller but significant antagonists such as Britain and France. Given ...

Erdogan's revenge

The Economist - ‎21.07.2016‎
As a cheerleader for the overthrow of Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, he turned a blind eye to the passage of jihadists through Turkey.

Trudy Rubin: The dangerous Trump doctrine - ‎22.07.2016‎
Probably he will blame his failure on internal enemies. That's what Putin does, blaming "traitors" who undermine Mother Russia. That's what Erdogan does, blaming "traitors," including the Kurds and a cleric in Pennsylvania, and America. We know the ...

Leader's desperate bid to take battle to extremists

The Australian - ‎22.07.2016‎
As Abbott ordered dinner for both of them, the talk turned to military matters. Abbott recently ... Abbott's defence minister David Johnston said the prime minister's frustration sometimes bordered on a desire for unilateralism. “He was ... The story ...

Three Things Media Should Know About Harold Hamm, Trump's Leading Pick For Energy Secretary

Media Matters for America - ‎22.07.2016‎
And though the rise of ISIS and general instability in the Middle East is the result of multifarious, complex forces, the desire to exert power through controlling the flow of oil from that region is undoubtedly a major factor. ... presented to ...

Turkey's Geostrategic Context and Calculus

Carnegie Europe - ‎21.07.2016‎
In return the EU is to provide a sizeable financial assistance to the tune of 6 billion euros over two years for Turkey to better address the needs of 2.8 million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey. EU and Turkey are to progress with the accession ...

Don't Buy The Hype About Turkey And NATO

Huffington Post - ‎19.07.2016‎
This was tough talk. It made headlines and news alerts almost immediately. But it's important to remember that there's little chance of anything beyond talk on the NATO membership question. At most, the U.S. and other NATO partners will use the ...

Lima Charlie – In Brief – Middle East / North Africa JUL13-14

Lima Charlie News (blog) - ‎16.07.2016‎
# Jordan has agreed to a one-time delivery of 30 days' worth of food to tens of thousands of # Syrian refugees currently stuck on the kingdom's sealed border according to a statement made by the director of the U.N.

Is Kosovo the New European Hotbed of Jihadi Extremism?

The Nation. - ‎14.07.2016‎
Saudi-style ideology in Kosovo, then, is to some extent real, and some radical elements with training from Saudi Arabia and Egypt have clearly encouraged and facilitated travel to Syria to fight for Islamist extremism. But the article .... In fact it's ...

The Early Edition: July 15, 2016

Just Security - ‎15.07.2016‎
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin late last night to discuss a US proposal for coordinated US-Russia military campaign on the Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria. Speaking before the start of the closed-door ...

"China will react if provoked again: you risk the war"

Pravda - ‎12.07.2016‎
Q: What do you think will be the final scenario for Syria? It risks crystallization like the Cold War-style situation between the two blocks - Damascus, Russia and regional allies, on the one hand, and Kurds with the United States on the other - and ...

The False Friends of Palestine

Jacobin magazine - ‎11.07.2016‎
Turkey's aid commitments include much-needed projects like a power plant, a desalination facility, and a two-hundred-bed hospital - all of which, on the surface, sound like important victories against the Israeli occupation.

Vietnamese Protesters Detained for Rapping China Over S.China Sea Case

Jakarta Globe - ‎17.07.2016‎
European foreign ministers will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday (18/07) to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters but have limited leverage over their strategic neighbor.

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - July 11, 2016

Newsroom America - ‎11.07.2016‎
Later that evening on the 14th, he'll travel to Moscow where he will begin a series of meetings with senior Russian officials to discuss Syria, Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, among other issues. He'll then travel to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, on the 15th ...