Analysis & Commentary

28th June 2014 - Quoted by Today's Zaman

Turkish citizens pay the price of government’s faulty foreign policy

Jonathan Schanzer

The foreign policy choices of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) regarding countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Syria are increasingly putting Turkish citizens' lives at risk around the world as kidnappings become more commonplace and economic costs rise.

27th June 2014 - Cited and Quoted by John Hudson - Foreign Policy

The Hawks’ Playbook For Opposing An Obama Nuclear Deal With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Though the United States has yet to secure a final deal to restrain Iran's nuclear program, an influential pair of hawks in Washington have already devised a way for Congress to unravel any potential agreement after the ink is dry.

27th June 2014 - Mentioned by Gazeteciler Online

How much is Zarrab’s Gold worth? “Erdogan Inflamed the Crises”

Jonathan Schanzer

ABD’nin önde gelen gazetelerinden Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Başbakan Tayyip Erdoğan’ın politikalarının IŞİD’i azdırdığını, bölgedeki kirizi şiddetlendirdiğini yazdı.

27th June 2014 - Quoted by Al Jazeera

Analysis: Iran’s Double Game In Iraq

Ali Alfoneh

As the fireball exploded on Iran's western border and fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swept through northern Iraq at a startling pace, a sense of urgency shrouded Tehran.

27th June 2014 - Quoted by Barbara Mantel - CQ Researcher

Assessing the Threat From al Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

Is the militant Islamist group still a danger to the West?

27th June 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Obama’s Dithering Has Put U.S. Security At Risk, And The Public Knows It

Clifford D. May

For President Obama and isolationists on the right and left who insist that we don’t have a dog in fights raging in Iraq and Syria, recent events have not been kind.

26th June 2014 - Cited by Alexander Corbeil - Carnegie Endowment For International Peace

Hezbollah’s Iraq Problems

Tony Badran

Events in Iraq, where the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has routed government forces since June 10, have sent reverberations across the region.

26th June 2014 - Quoted by Cumhuriyet

Very Harsh Article on WSJ: Turkey’s Policies Inflamed It

Jonathan Schanzer

"Ortadoğu yanıyor" gibi feryatlar yükselirken Türkiye'nin bölgesel politikalarına ağır eleştiriler yöneltiliyor.

25th June 2014 - Cited by Real Clear World

Don’t Forget Iran’s Sexual Minorities

Benjamin Weinthal

While the world powers prepare for a July negotiation session with Iran over its illicit nuclear program, the deteriorating situation for sexual minorities continues unabated.

25th June 2014 - Mentioned by GayAsiaNews

Rights leader tells US Congress of Iran’s persecution of LGBT community

Toby Dershowitz

Leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has urged the US Congress to help end the discriminatory and dangerous state of Iran’s LGBT human rights.

25th June 2014 - Quoted by Mehul Srivastava & Isobel Finkel - Bloomberg

Bling For Minister Mastermind Greased Secret Turkey Gold Trade

Jonathan Schanzer

As the minister in charge of Turkey’s $800 billion economy in 2013, Zafer Caglayan was facing a series of numbers that didn’t bode well for coming elections.

24th June 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The Appalling Reaction To Israeli Teens’ Kidnapping

Jonathan Schanzer

Two related stories on the Israel-Palestinian conflict should serve to underscore the lack of reality that still afflicts the Obama administration and the international “community” more widely.

24th June 2014 - Quoted by Benny Avni - Newsweek

Peace On Hold As Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Divides Palestinians

Jonathan Schanzer

The kidnapping of three Israeli teens is dividing Palestinians—and puts the Palestinian Authority chief's leadership at risk.

23rd June 2014 - Cited by Thomas Erdbrink - The New York Times

Rifts Among Shiites Further Threaten The Future Of Iraq

Bill Roggio

MAP: Beginning on Friday and in a rapid succession, ISIS fighters captured the western border crossings at Qaim, Waleed and Trebil.

23rd June 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Here’s Why Egypt Is Jailing 3 Al Jazeera Reporters For The Crime Of Doing Their Jobs

David Andrew Weinberg

In a time of declining freedom of the press, and even of declining freedom more generally, Egypt's imprisonment of journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed stands out.

23rd June 2014 - Cited by The Washington Post

ISIS On The March

Patrick Megahan, Bill Roggio

MAP: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to expand its control of Iraq’s western border.

23rd June 2014 - Quoted by Christopher Snyder - Fox News

ISIS Militants Using Shiite-Sunni Tension to Their Advantage, Expert Says

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S. and its allies should be concerned over the tactics used by Islamic States of Iraq and Syria/Levant, or ISIS, to capture and hold territory in the region, according to a leading foreign policy expert.

23rd June 2014 - Cited by Greg Miller - The Washington Post

Legal Memo Backing Drone Strike That Killed American Anwar al-Awlaki Is Released

A federal court on Monday released a previously secret government memo outlining the legal justification for the 2011 killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and accused al-Qaeda operative, in a drone strike in Yemen.

22nd June 2014 - Quoted by Cassandra Vinograd - NBC News

Anti-U.S. Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Retakes Stage Amid Iraq Turmoil

Bill Roggio

The endless lines of men with fists raised in the air and armed with machine guns and rocket launchers rallied in Iraq’s streets to send a warning of military might to the Sunni extremist fighters tearing through their country.

22nd June 2014 - Quoted by Ricardo Mir De Francia - El Periodico Internacional

Guantánamo dóna ales a la lluita gihadista

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

La policia espanyola va desmantellar dilluns passat a Madrid una xarxa dedicada presumptament a captar gihadistes i enviar-los al Pròxim Orient per combatre a les ordres de l'Estat Islàmic de l'Iraq i el Llevant (ISIL)...


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