The UN’s special envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura is set to begin the seventh round of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders. While the talks begin in Geneva, three war torn provinces in Southern Syria will be quiet, at least for the time being. The ceasefire brokered last week…… Continue reading Syria Ceasefire – Why it Won’t Last.
On Friday, Russia’s defense ministry reported that the leader of the Islamic State, Ibrahim abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has been killed. Russia claims that the death comes along with at least 300 other IS militants during a conference in their capital at Raqqa. Russia has still not yet confirmed this kill. And there has…… Continue reading The “Death” of al Baghdadi, and the Future Fight Against the Islamic State
The Great Mosque in Mosul is famous for its leaning minaret, but unfortunately it will be now be remembered for a much darker reason. The mosque became a focal point when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the self-proclaimed caliphate in its hall. To combat this global threat, a coalition of forces…… Continue reading The Battle for Mosul
President Donald Trump met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on Monday before leaving for an important meeting with Saudi Arabia. The meeting will be the first of the President’s stops overseas. Because the meeting with Saudi Arabia is on top of the list, this meeting with the UAE will likely be overlooked. It…… Continue reading Trump, UAE, and the War on Terror.
There has been an uptick in terror attacks by the Islamic State in recent weeks.The way things are going, it’s hard to tell who is winning the war. For every military victory in the far off land of the middle east, more bodies pile up in the streets at home. Every clip of the carnage…… Continue reading ISIS: Lashing Out
A city once taken by the Turks now seems to be under siege again. Istanbul, the historic city known for its beautiful Hagia Sophia, is under attack. The latest of the attacks in Turkey’s struggle against the Islamic State is in their crown jewel city. On Tuesday, June 28th, three militants opened fire in one…… Continue reading Ataturk: The New Gate to Hell