ISIL

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EU Agrees To Relocate 60k Migrants In 2 Years While Attacks In France, Tunisia And Kuwait Prompt Fears Of Jihadist Influences’

Originally posted on Global News:
BRUSSELS – European Union leaders have agreed to relocate 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years, in an effort to share the burden of a growing migrant crisis. WATCH: Canadian doctor taking part in mission to rescue migrants EU President Donald Tusk said…

Why Immediate Military Intervention Is Needed To Solve The Crisis In Libya

Originally posted on Global Public Policy Watch:
Libya’s location and natural resources render it a hugely significant country geopolitically and strategically. Following the 2010 civil uprisings and pro-democracy protests in Tunisia and Egypt, a domino effect ensued and a 2011 pro-democracy movement began in Libya. This saw dictator Muammar Gaddaffi killed with the help of…

Saudi Arabia, Gulf Allies Launch Military Operation In Yemen As Civil War Ignites Regional Firestorm

Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other Gulf Arab allies, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. said. According to Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday night. Adel al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Next In The Crosshairs Of The Islamic State

By Chris Zambelis The meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has since styled itself the Islamic State in an affirmation of its broader aspirations of dominion over a self-declared caliphate beyond the territories where it exercises control, has aggravated the Middle East’s already treacherous geopolitical landscape. Having emerged out of conflict … Continue reading

U.S. Imperialism And Militarism Breeds Instability In Africa – OpEd

By Abayomi Azikiwe An escalation in violence in Libya has prompted the call from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for military intervention by the “international community.”  Such an appeal suggests that the Egyptian leader, who staged a military coup against the former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, is requesting a renewed imperialist-led campaign in … Continue reading

Three Fronts For Russia: How Washington Will Fan The Flames Of Chaos In Central Asia – OpEd

By Ivan Lizan U.S. Gen. “Ben” Hodges’ statement that within four or five years Russia could develop the capability to wage war simultaneously on three fronts is not only an acknowledgment of the Russian Federation’s growing military potential but also a promise that Washington will obligingly ensure that all three fronts are right on the … Continue reading

In Saudi Arabia, Could An Adversary Become A Partner?

By Stratfor Global Intelligence In spite of recent media leaks and statements, it is unlikely that Saudi Arabia will strategically alter its opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood. The rhetorical softening of the new monarch’s position toward the Islamist movement is instead part of efforts to better manage Saudi Arabia’s regional challenges. In order to effectively … Continue reading

Islamic State Has Infiltrated Turkey, May Be Targeting Embassies

The Turkish intelligence agency has issued a warning for the police and gendarmerie about Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) members who have retreated from Kobane in northern Syria and crossed into Turkey. By Fevzi Kızılkoyun The jihadist militants could be working on armed or bombing attacks in Ankara and Istanbul against the diplomatic … Continue reading

Libya: The Islamic State’s Looming Military Aggression Against The EU

By Alexander Orlov “You get what you pay for” – an old proverb goes. These days the West is beginning to reap the fruits of its own policies of creating “color” revolutions including on the very edge of its borders. On February 15 ISIL has opened a “second front” in the Arab World – heading this … Continue reading

Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman: Egypt’s Strategic Game

By Andrew Korybko The Russian President’s visit last week to Egypt signified that both countries are eager to restore the closeness of their former Nasser-era ties. The deepening partnership between the two has the possibility to qualitatively transform the region, with the â€?Arab Yugoslavia’ serving as a conduit for advancing Russian interests at the expense … Continue reading

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