Tag: Bashar Assad

ISIS has expanded since start of US-led air strikes

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a US television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of US-led air strikes against the militant group.   Asked how much benefit he was getting from the strikes in Syria that began last September, […]

Order Out of Chaos

The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]

Turkey Dries Up the Euphrates

The Syrian civil war has once more taken a dire turn for the worse. Turkey has altered its strategy against its opponents, the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Instead of simply aiding the Syrian rebels, Turkey is now also killing them with dehydration. The problem is, this brutal act threatens the lives of millions […]