Jerusalem Post, 7/10 The fate of the Kurdish enclave in Kobani appears to be sealed. The greater part of the formerly Kurdish-ruled area has already fallen to the forces of Islamic State. Some 9,000 Islamic State fighters are positioned close … Continue reading →
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The United States and its allies have launched a military campaign whose stated goal is, in the words of President Barack Obama, to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State (I.S., also known as ISIS or ISIL) established by Sunni … Continue reading →
From a recent review in the St. Louis Jewish Light titled “Book’s provocative conclusions make for fascinating reading”: Drawing on European, American and Middle East archives, a large number of which had only recently been opened, the authors maintain that there was a collaboration and connection between Nazi Germany and Islamist forces like the Muslim […]
Intro and AnalysisAs part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), American officials have been attempting outreach to people connected to the Iraqi Sunni Arab insurgency and based in Amman, Jordan, in the hope of convincing them to he…
Logo of the Dawn of Freedom Brigades One of the more noted recent trends in rebel dynamics in Syria is the weakening of the Islamic Front, widely noted last year as the most powerful rebel alliance in terms of manpower and fighting capabilities….