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As the Saudis Covered Up Abuses in Yemen, America Stood By

POLITICO Magazine - ‎vor 15 Stunden‎
But few nations have been more publicly brazen in this practice than Saudi Arabia, and earlier this summer, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon managed to get in a dig at the Kingdom over its blackmail-style tactics. Ban openly admitted that it was only ...

Turkey's military, relations with US to survive failed coup, ruling party vice-president

RFI - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
Turkey's military reshuffle, the danger of abuses during the post-coup crackdown, apparently tense relations with the US … the vice-president of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, Mehdi Eker, commented on these questions and more in an ...

With Army in Disarray, a Pillar of Modern Turkey Lies Broken

New York Times - ‎28.07.2016‎
“Sir, the operation is starting,” a coup-plotting officer said, according to General Akar in testimony that was leaked to the Turkish news media and verified by a senior Turkish official as authentic. “We will round up people, battalions. Brigades are ...

Is this the Beginning of the End of the Syrian Civil War?

UN Dispatch - ‎29.07.2016‎
'If Assad shows that he is winning Aleppo, and he's now also advancing on the rebels in Damascus, it could trigger a more dramatic shift by finally convincing opposition groups that they have lost the war,' said Aron Lund, nonresident associate of the ...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton tries to be all things to all people at Democratic convention

Washington Post - ‎29.07.2016‎
This was undoubtedly Clinton's most effective speech since June 2, when she eviscerated Trump in San Diego, and perhaps of the whole cycle, just because of the sheer size of the audience.

How the crackdown in Turkey is affecting international academic collaboration

Inside Higher Ed - ‎29.07.2016‎
Since a July 15 coup attempt, Turkey's government has reportedly suspended, detained or placed under investigation tens of thousands of soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers and civil servants in a push to rid government and educational ...

News in the Humanosphere: Indonesia rebuffs international pressure and executes drug offenders

Humanosphere - ‎29.07.2016‎
Zimbabwe police have detained the spokesman of the veterans association that turned on President Robert Mugabe last week and called him dictatorial, raising concerns that a crackdown on what had been the president's most loyal supporters has begun ...

Hard National Security Choices

Lawfare (blog) - ‎26.07.2016‎
Politico also reports that skeptics within the administration now have even more reason to mistrust President Obama's ongoing effort to reach a deal on intelligence and military cooperation with Russia in Syria. Turkey ... Officials fear such reversion ...

Michel Barnier appointed as EU's chief Brexit negotiator

New Europe - ‎27.07.2016‎
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Michel Barnier as Chief Negotiator in charge of the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the TEU. ... of people killed in attacks by ...

Turkish President Gains Upper Hand in Power Struggle

Fortune - ‎24.07.2016‎
A senior journalist at a Gulen-affiliated newspaper, speaking on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals, said he and other editors were afraid to go to the paper's office in the days following the failed coup and that their printers refused ...

The Crisis of Political Islam

Wall Street Journal - ‎22.07.2016‎
In response, many of the Islamist movements that sprang up under the influence of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood—groups that include Mr. Erdogan's party—have gradually embraced the language of pluralism and the idea of democratic politics and elections ...

Turkish court documents reveal new details about IS operations

Al-Monitor - ‎22.07.2016‎
In the post-operation report to the prosecutor, police said a nongovernmental organization called Islah-Der (Reform Association) was set up by people linked with groups in Syria and most activities held were under its cover. Meetings were ... Halis ...

A new jihadist threat may be on the horizon in Syria

Washington Post - ‎19.07.2016‎
As the U.S.-led coalition has begun to gain ground against the Islamic State in Syria, officials have begun focusing attention on another jihadist group they fear may pose a more dangerous long-run threat there, the al-Qaeda affiliate known as Jabhat ...

Creating Frankenstein: The Impact Of Saudi Export Of Ultra-Conservatism In South Asia – Analysis

Eurasia Review - ‎29.07.2016‎
The 2007 plot that led to the killing of prominent Pakistani politician and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was believed to have been hatched in meetings in Akora Khattak.32 A senior Pakistani interior ministry official said that, all in all ...

Obama Threatens China With Susan Rice Visit

FrontPage Magazine - ‎25.07.2016‎
The United States is also using quiet diplomacy to persuade claimants like the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam not to move aggressively to capitalize on The Hague ruling, U.S.

German authorities disgree over whether Ansbach an Islamist attack

Irish Times - ‎25.07.2016‎
German authorities are in open disagreement over whether Sunday night's nail bomb attack, in which a 27 year-old failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up and injured 15, is most likely an Islamist attack. ... Bavarian officials said that no ...

Turkey's failed coup changes nothing and yet everything

European Council on Foreign Relations - ‎21.07.2016‎
The aftermath of Turkey's failed coup attempt of July 15th is proving to have far-reaching and unsettling consequences for Turkey, as the state apparatus tries to root out coup-plotters and their potential support base in a massive crackdown.

Ted Cruz Steals the Show

The Atlantic - ‎20.07.2016‎
In short, it was polished, smooth, and effective—not the most memorable speech in political history, but a strong performance, which was exactly what the Donald Trump campaign needed and wanted when it selected a veteran politician as a running mate ...

This week's magazine | The English revolt

New Statesman - ‎20.07.2016‎
This is most obviously because countries that have adopted the euro - even those such as Greece, for which the IMF has predicted high unemployment at least until the 2040s - have no clear way out. I make this .... The terrorist attack in Nice merely ...

Could ISIS strike at the home of the White House?

Irish Examiner - ‎22.07.2016‎
Business as usual for the city's most high-profile, and perhaps popular, official, an instantly recognisable, six-foot blonde who's often seen behind the wheel of her own cruiser in the city's poorest wards.