Category Iraq

Crude Suffers 22 Percent Slide In November; Oil’s Worst Month In Over A Decade; If It Is Now Time To Buy Commodities — “This Fund Should Score”

Crude Suffers 22 Percent Slide In November; Oil’s Worst Month In Over A Decade; If It Is Now Time To Buy Commodities — “This Fund Should Score”      Stephanie Yang and Christopher Alessi had an article in this weekend’s (Dec. 1/2, 2018) Wall Street Journal (WSJ), noting that “U.S. crude prices notched their biggest one-month percentage loss since […]

The Russia-Iran Partnership In The Middle East

The Russia-Iran Partnership In The Middle East November 14, 2018 by Stephen Blank Moscow’s reach in the Middle East continues to expand. Recently Russia made major oil deals with Saudi Arabia, deepened its involvement in Libya and made deals with Morocco. But an abiding cornerstone of Russia’s Middle East policy remains its admittedly problematic partnership with Iran. Despite Russia’s […]

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi: By Dan Greenfield The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal KhashoggiPosted: 15 Oct 2018 11:48 PM PDTIn high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden.  “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We […]

AFTER THE ILYUSHIN CRASH: ISRAEL’S ANTI-IRAN OPERATIONS IN SYRIA

AFTER THE ILYUSHIN CRASH: ISRAEL’S ANTI-IRAN OPERATIONS IN SYRIA by Assaf Orion PolicyWatch 3023October 3, 2018 Russia delivered advanced air-defense systems to Syria after the recent airplane-downing incident, but its continued interest in checking Iran could still permit Israeli operations in the Syrian skies. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE On September 17, the Syrian Air […]

What Erik Prince And Moscow’s Money Man Discussed In That Infamous Seychelles Meeting

Excerpts: Revealed: What Erik Prince and Moscow’s Money Man Discussed in That Infamous Seychelles Meeting By Betsy Woodruff, Erin Banco, www.thedailybeast.com View Original September 26th, 2018 Joint U.S.-Russian raids to kill top terrorists. Teamwork between an American government agency and a sanctioned Russian fund. Moscow pouring money into the Midwest. These are just a few of the ideas […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.com View Original September 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.com View Original September 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans  Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada  https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis  Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North […]

HASC Chair Opening Remarks – Subcommittee On Emerging Threats & Capabilities

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “Department […]