Jerusalem Post, 26/5 Events taking place in a remote stretch of south east Syrian desert in recent days reveal the current direction of US Middle East strategy. An observable ratcheting up of US and allied air and special forces … Continue reading →
He came, he saw, he confused, but the American president still has a lot of hopeful fans in Israel. They think he’s their guy. JERUSALEM—Donald’s Trump flying circus landed in Israel yesterday on the second leg of the U.S. president’s maiden overseas trip, bringing the world’s most contentious man to the world’s most contentious piece […]
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On my last night in Damascus, some younger members of the Ministry of Information-sponsored delegation in which I was taking part decided to have a drink. It was late April, and the bars and restaurants were doing good business in the cool and breezy evenings. An inebriated Russian journalist, accompanied by a uniformed Russian soldier […]
In this conversation on the future of the Middle East after the Islamic State (IS), we bring together experts to debate the prospects for reconstruction and governance in IS-held territory, the future of the Jihadi movement, how to mitigate against the return of IS fighters, and the future regional security framework. We ask the experts […]
The Arabic word baqiya (“remaining”) is one of the most common adjectives associated with the Islamic State, dating back to its earliest incarnation that claimed to be a state: namely, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). Once ISI officially expanded into…