“Treason” in Turkey: Asking for peace

“Treason” in Turkey: Asking for peace

By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute On January 11, 2016, a group of academics and researchers from Turkey and abroad called “Academics for Peace” signed and issued a declaration entitled, “We will not be a party to this crime.” In it, they criticized the Turkish government for its recent curfews and massacres in Kurdish districts, […]

First American manufacturer gets green light to set up shop in Cuba

First American manufacturer gets green light to set up shop in Cuba

RALEIGH, N.C. — A company co-owned by a Raleigh, N.C., man has gotten the go-ahead from the federal government to build a small farming tractor in Cuba, paving the way for it to become the first American manufacturer to set up shop in the country since the revolution and the subsequent U.S. trade embargo more […]

ISIS gets Syrian air defense system

ISIS gets Syrian air defense system

By Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon Islamic State terrorists recently captured several Syrian air defense missiles, raising concerns the weapons could be used against U.S. and allied aircraft, according to defense officials. Several SA-6 mobile anti-aircraft missiles were captured near the northeastern Syrian city of Dayr Az Zawr, where in recent weeks U.S. and […]

Prayuth Chan-ocha’s push for new constitution tests Thailand’s relations with U.S.

Prayuth Chan-ocha’s push for new constitution tests Thailand’s relations with U.S.

BANGKOK – As its prime minister prepares to meet with President Obama at a high-profile summit of Southeast Asian leaders, Thailand’s coup-installed government is writing a new constitution that opposition parties and human rights groups fear will extend its domination backed by a new legislature stacked with pro-junta appointees. Critics say the draft constitution will […]

Syria: Checkered past, uncertain future

Syria: Checkered past, uncertain future

By Amir Taheri / Gatestone Institute Next March will mark the fifth anniversary of what started as another chapter in the so-called “Arab Spring” morphed into a civil war, degenerated into a humanitarian catastrophe and, finally, led to the systemic collapse of Syria as a nation-state. That sequence of events has had a profound impact […]

New figures suggest scale of humanitarian crisis in Syria is greater

New figures suggest scale of humanitarian crisis in Syria is greater

  Fresh figures have been released suggesting the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria is much greater than previously reported. 11.5 percent of population killed or injured since 2011 The United Nations stopped collecting statistics on the number of deaths and displaced 18 months ago. Then, they put the figure of fatalities directly or […]

N. Korea expels workers, freezes assets in Kaeseong

N. Korea expels workers, freezes assets in Kaeseong

North Korea said Thursday it has ordered all South Koreans to leave a joint industrial park in the North and frozen all South Korean assets there in retaliation for Seoul’s suspension of the complex. The North’s move to expel South Koreans from the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North’s border city came as Seoul on […]

Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela threatened by plunging economy

Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela threatened by plunging economy

MARACAIBO, Venezuela – The late Hugo Chavez kept his “Bolivarian Revolution” alive by picking fights – mostly with the United States and Venezuela’s traditional elites – while sailing on a sea of oil. But with energy prices plummeting and the economy cratering, Venezuelans aren’t buying the old formula anymore under Chavez’s handpicked successor. “I feel […]

Iran infiltrates the West Bank

Iran infiltrates the West Bank

By Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Institute Emboldened by its nuclear deal with the world powers, Iran is already seeking to enfold in its embracing wings the Arab and Islamic region. Iran’s capacity for intrusions having been starved by years of sanctions. Now, with the lifting of sanctions, Tehran’s appetite for encroachment has been newly […]

The real cost of nuclear deterrence

The real cost of nuclear deterrence

By Peter Huessy / Gatestone Institute “Military critics” are already anticipating how to disembowel critical elements of the U.S. military — especially its aging nuclear deterrent — when the defense budget will be unveiled by the administration and sent to Congress February 9, 2016. In two recent essays, for instance,Gordon Adams, previously at the Office […]

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