The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Arab countries are offering a deal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that would restore ties between Damascus and most countries in the region.
Promises to Afghans Go Unfulfilled One Year After Kabul Evacuation
Last August, America ended its 20-year military occupation of Afghanistan. During the waning days of the Afghan War, the US and its allies evacuated more than 100,000 Afghans. A year later, thousands of refugees languish in camps run by the US and its partners worldwide.
Afghan Refugees Say US Base in Kosovo Has Become a Prison One Year After Evacuation
The Department of Defense has routinely touted the success of flying tens of thousands of Afghans from Kabul as the country fell to the Taliban. A year later, thousands of the refugees are languishing in camps worldwide as they wait for Washington to allow them to enter America.
Stranded Afghan Refugees Protest Prison-Like Conditions in UAE
Hundreds of Afghans waiting for resettlement in the US held protests in the United Arab Emirates on Monday and Tuesday, with one angry demonstrator likening poor conditions in custody to a “modern prison.”
Lessons From the Rape of Nanking
The "Rape of Nanking" is a high watermark of imperial savagery, even in the context of the violent and brutal Japanese Empire. This frenzy of rape and genocide was committed against a Chinese populace after their government abandoned the city and the international...
State Department ‘Illegally Obstructing’ Afghanistan Probes, Watchdog Says
The US government’s top oversight official for Afghanistan has accused the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) of stonewalling ongoing investigations, saying they have refused interviews with staff and even failed to provide “basic information” to assist the probes.
News Roundup 4/20/2022
Russia-Ukraine Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen walked out of a G20 meeting once a Russian official started talking. [Link] The US imposed another round of sanctions on Russia. [Link] A delegation of Senators pressures Serbia to sanction Russia. [Link] Germany’s...
News Roundup 3/16/2022
US News The US donated 4.9 million Pfizer covid vaccination doses to Vietnam through Covax. [Link] The Chicago police officer who shot and killed Adam Tolodeo will not be charged. [Link] A US consulate in Mexico closes after coming under fire. [Link] Russia Ukraine's...
Turkey to Host Top Diplomats for Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks
NATO member Turkey will preside over high-level negotiations between Ukraine and Russia later this week, its foreign minister said, the first sit-down involving top diplomats from the warring nations since Moscow’s invasion began in late February.
Salafis Throwing Bombs: How American and British Planners Partnered With Al-Qaeda Affiliated Groups At the Start of the Syrian Civil War
Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called...
COI #187: The Biden Administration’s War on Immigration
On COI #187, Kyle Anzalone breaks down the increasing tensions in Eastern Europe. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are seeking to enter the EU through Belarus. The refugees are currently living in freezing conditions near the border with...
COI #179: Max Boot’s Ethnically Planned State
On COI #179, Kyle Anzalone refutes Max Boot’s recent Washington Post op-ed arguing against boycotting Israel. In the article, Boot admits that the reason we must reject BDS is that the movement calls for a “right of return” for Palestinian refugees. He admits that...
Realignments In The Middle East And Africa Featuring Isa Blumi
Great interview of Isa Blumi by Joanne Leon. Isa reviews in detail the realignment of power with the change from Trump to Biden, the fight for natural resources, trade routes and influence in the Middle East and Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuONqOM9oVc...
News Roundup 9/16/21
US News New Jersey will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company because of its decision not to sell ice cream in Israeli settlements. [Link] Korea North Korea says it test-launched a new rail-based missile system. [Link] China The US signs a new anti-China defense...
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