Written by MORTEN MESSERSCHMIDT - ROBERT ELLIS
The remarkable thing about the Turkish election result is not that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan’s Justice and Development Party, or AKP, won but the unanimity in the international press that it would not be good for Turkish democracy if they gained 330 seats or more in the Turkish ...
Written by Toby Westerman
Twenty years ago the Soviet union, correctly termed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan as the evil empire, collapsed as the world rejoiced. At that moment, America was the unquestioned superpower, the strongest nation on earth. Today, in one of history's great ironies, the United States is ...
Written by George Friedman
U.S. President Barack Obama will give a speech on Afghanistan on June 22. Whatever he says, it is becoming apparent that the United States is exploring ways to accelerate the drawdown of its forces in the country. It is also clear that U.S. relations with Pakistan are deterioratingto a point where ...
Written by Samara Greenberg
After five months of political stalemate, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced the formation of a new government on Monday. The cabinet, dominated by Hezbollah's March 8 Coalition, was welcomed by Syrian President Bashar al-Asad and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. In the new ...
Written by Joseph Klein
Things are heating up over Libya and I do not mean just NATO’s sustained aerial bombing campaign. President Obama is facing a challenge in Congress and in court over his failure to seek congressional authorization for U.S. military involvement in the Libyan war in accordance with the United States ...
Written by Michael Segall
Ever since Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadwas elected in 2005, Iran has been working resolutely to establish a foothold in the Latin American countries - in the U.S.' backyard. The Iranian president's partners in promoting this policy are the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia, who ...
Written by Stephen Brown
If the war in Libya has proven anything, it is how militarily weak the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries are without American help. And more importantly for those members involved in the Libyan conflict, it is this revealed weakness that, in the end, may allow Gaddafi to survive.
Written by George Friedman
Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won Parliamentary elections June 12, which means it will remain in power for a third term. The popular vote, divided among a number of parties, made the AKP the most popular party by far, although nearly half of the electorate voted for other parties, ...
Written by Memri.org
On May 28, 2011, the Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi' published an article by Mamdouh Isma'il, an attorney for Egyptian Islamists and former jihad activist, titled "The People Want an Islamic Egypt." In the article, Isma'il called on Egyptians to turn out en masse for demonstrations demanding the ...