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Why then does the US avoid investing effort and diplomacy to save the already devastated Middle East from yet another threatening war, this time ... Historians differ on the question whether Nazi ambitions could have been stopped without that pact, and thus the course of events leading to war in 1939 ...
Will it stop Turkey from invading the Kurdish heartland? Can it muscle Assad into halting the use of chemical weapons, which could provoke another U.S. strike? Every Russian Mideast expert I spoke to told me Moscow wants to avoid the burdens of becoming the Mideast's new godfather. But this yoke may ...

The Middle East and Asia have become the new hunting ground for malicious APT activity, with hackers using new techniques to target organisations according to new research. It was revealed that there had been a surge in the activities of Chinese-speaking hackers targeting government entities mainly in ...
A graduate of Beth-Center High School, Roule served for 34 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, managing several programs related to Iran and the Middle East. He served as National Intelligence Manager for Iran (NIM-I) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for nine years, until his ...
He also lost his paid gig at The Atlantic Council since December, 2017, now only at the Middle East Institute http://bilal-y-saab.com/biography/ http://www.mei.edu/profile/bilal-y-saab MEI might be striving for relevancy in the age of John Bolton as NSA http://www.mei.edu/board Lebanon's election is May 6, ...
“The risk is there, but I think it's small,” Bilal Saab, a defense expert at the Middle East Institute, told me. “But if we kill, deliberately or accidentally, Russian soldiers, there's a real chance Russia could launch, directly or by proxy, attacks against our troops in Syria.” That, in the grand scheme of things, is the ...

Donald Trump must stop Syria from using chemical weapons because “weapons of mass destruction work”, a Middle East expert has warned, and Assad ... Dr Landis, Director of Centre for Middle East Studies, told Russia Today: “The US after all demonstrated that weapons of mass destruction work when it ...
KAEC — The “Top CEO Conference and Awards” and the “Arab Women Forum” have drawn a successful conclusion at the King Abdullah Economic City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where business leaders and more than 30 expert speakers from across the Middle East gathered to discuss the burning ...
A proxy war between Israel and Iran is looming — and it could become the Middle East's 'worst war' in decades ... capital this week is likely focused on how the two allied countries should respond to Israel's attack, according to Shimon Shapira, an expert on Iran and Hezbollah at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Dr Sloat was Senior Advisor to the White House Coordinator for the Middle East under President Obama, and said that removing US troops could decrease the chance of conflict. Dr Sloat told Channel 4 News: “There is a difference between going after a missile and them going after US forces on the ground ...
US President Donald Trump isn't bluffing about retaliatory missile strikes on Syria, according to one Middle East expert. Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp, the director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at Charles Sturt University, told The New Daily that Mr Trump's warning of imminent military action over a ...
“It was John F. Kennedy who said he or she who can crack the solution for water scarcity should win a dual Nobel Prize — worthy of both the peace and science prizes,” said Hussein A. Amery of the Colorado School of Mines and author of "Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States.
Regimes in the Middle East are “sowing the seeds of a second Arab Spring” a report by the Financial Times (FT) warned. ... One expert interviewed by the FT said “failure of governments to fix broken systems that for decades combined oppression with state largesse to maintain stability”, was at the root of ...
The eighth edition of Paperworld Middle East came to a close at the end of last week. The three-day stationery trade fair at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE attracted more than 7,000 buyers from 90 countries, alongside 303 exhibitors – including 31 local companies. New features at Paperworld included the ...
Detainees in Iran appear to be systematically subjected to torture and abuse, including sexual violence, a UN report published Monday found, also condemning the denial of medical treatment to prisoners. "Consistent reports received suggest a pattern of physical or mental pressure applied upon prisoners ...
We welcome many guests from the Middle East and most of them mention the range of excellent, good value shopping choices, the sophisticated wellness scene. The eclectic range of high-quality dining options is another plus– there's even a Michelin Guide to Bangkok now. There are also some excellent ...
DOLE, as part of its drastic measures to ensure protection of OFWs, sent a team to the Middle East headed by Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad to further assess the condition of OFWs and provide immediate response and assistance to their needs, as well as to recommend actions to deal with their ...

Brian Pinnock, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast, said: "FM Global and Pentland Analytics' 2017 Resilience Index Annual Report revealed that countries in the Middle East have a particularly high exposure to cyber risk. Email is the number one attack vector for cyber crime with more than 90% of cyber ...
And Barnett Rubin, a New York University expert on Afghanistan who advised the Obama administration, said: "The trouble is that the major issue the Taliban is interested in talking about is the one he has no control over — the presence of American troops in Afghanistan." Top Afghan security officials ...
Mideast braces for war: Israel vs. ... Hezbollah has intermittently deployed 2,000-8,000 fighters, Syria expert Samir Hassan told Al-Monitor. ... Middle East Forum researcher Aymen Jawad Tamimi told Al-Monitor the leading role played by Hezbollah's backer, Iran, in training and organizing the Syrian ...
If there was ever any goodwill towards the CCE, it was quickly erased by an act of solidarity from the Henry Jackson Society, self-appointed counter-extremism expert Majid Nawaz and the former reviewer of terrorism legislation David Anderson. All three jumped up and vehemently applauded Khan's ...
In the Middle East and North Africa just 4 percent of women are believed to have land titles, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and ... “Unequal access to land for women remains a serious problem in many parts of the [Arab] region,” Wael Zakout, a global land policy expert at the ...
Jill Sanborn, a 20-year veteran of the bureau, will begin her duties in April. She replaces Special Agent in Charge Rick Thornton, who retired Wednesday. The FBI says Sanborn most recently served as the chief of an international operations section, overseeing its counterterrorism investigations. She began ...
While the Netanyahus drink champagne and Trump tweets, the Russians changed the Mideast's nuclear calculus - and this time, Israel has no feasible ... While our leaders in Jerusalem were giddily drinking champagne and Washington was proudly trumpeting tweets, the Middle East continued its march ...
MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russia will have to engage in efforts to disentangle a mess of intertwined problems in the Middle East, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club Fyodor Lukyanov said in an interview with TASS. "Only one work is in demand on a minefield - the work of a specialist in mine removal.
On Wednesday, a UN de-mining expert said that unexploded mines would remain in the Iraqi city of Mosul for a decade, putting at risk the lives of one million civilians or more who want to return to their homeland after the end of Daesh's three-year control over the city. Pehr Lodhammar, program director at ...
In December, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, without securing concessions from Israel in return,” Chris Meserole, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution, told Newsweek. “Trump can hardly blame Israel now for not fully engaging the peace process—he clearly has yet to do so himself.”.
Laura Blumenfeld, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a New York Times best-selling author, will be the guest speaker this week at Temple Emanu-El. Blumenfeld will discuss “What's Next For America and Israel?
EDANA: Expert Insight And Industry Innovation Showcased At Middle East & North Africa Symposium ... The symposium and exhibition featured expert analysis on market outlook, product innovation, demographic trends and sustainability initiatives over the two-day event, with dedicated sessions on ...
Adrian Davis, ISC2's director of cybersecurity advocacy for the EMEA region offers Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East his insights into the biggest cyberecurity threats and securing your IT systems in the Middle East. What is the scale of cyber security risk in the Middle East – how big is the risk now, and ...
The airstrikes on Syria by U.S., British and French forces were effective in taking out their targets, but it isn't enough to put a stop to the brutality, expert Charles Lister told CNBC on Monday. "The strikes were a significant message, if not the most significant message, that the West has sent so far but it's not ...
Thirdly Iran's growing influence in the Middle East must be framed. Thus U.S. needs to cooperate with Russia especially in containing China's growing power. However, there has been a great prejudice against Donald Trump both in mainstream media and the establishment, which is a prominent obstacle ...
He said that Mughniyeh was “more than a guerrilla war expert” adding that he co-founded Hezbollah. “He broke the fear barrier in Lebanon from Israel. He was always present in the field, watching military operations,” he said. Soleimani said Mughniyeh was the first to bring the late Palestinian leader ...
Middle East: He has been involved in a war and so far he has been managing losses. Cyprus: Erdoğan will not allow Nicosia to become an international energy hub that will deprive Ankara of such a role in the region. Turkey, therefore, harasses research vessels to place the area as controversial and ...
An Israeli orientalist, expert on Iran, a researcher at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Vladimir Mesamed answers EADaily's questions about the situation in Syria and the region. The situation in the Middle East is increasingly tense. More and more countries are actively involved in the Syrian conflict: this ...
The king's current visit is of great importance, because it comes at a time when the Middle East is beset by clashes, including between Syrian and Israeli forces near the Jordanian border, and after US ... Maria Dubovikova is a prominent political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs.
The UAE, the Yemeni government and the Houthis have all committed torture in the conflict in Yemen, a new UN report has said. The 329-page report which was submitted to the Security Council on 26 January was made public yesterday. In it the publication a panel of Yemen experts concluded: “The ...
“The evidence isn't there that he was a spy,” Benjamin Radd, a Middle East expert at UCLA, told Newsweek. “But the trials and hearings are behind closed doors, the defense is limited in terms of what it can do or say.” Radd continued, “The extent of whether [the accusations are] true or not isn't the issue, ...
But concentrating on 1979 is misleading. If crown princes and commentators want to make political points with history, historians should debate the merits of what is being said. Simon Henderson is the Baker Fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at the Washington Institute for Near East ...
Laura Blumenfeld, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a New York Times best-selling author, will be the guest speaker this week at Temple Emanu-El. Blumenfeld will discuss “What's Next For America and Israel?
Former slaves and their descendants in North Africa and the Middle East might be formally free, but the racial legacies of slavery continue to affect ... This is perhaps because, as the Moroccan historian Chouki El Hamel notes, a "culture of silence" has long prevented these countries from engaging with, and ...
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator. Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights (Reuters/A. Awad). DW: An Israeli fighter jet was ...
EDANA: Expert Insight And Industry Innovation Showcased At Middle East & North Africa Symposium ... The symposium and exhibition featured expert analysis on market outlook, product innovation, demographic trends and sustainability initiatives over the two-day event, with dedicated sessions on ...
In December, he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, without securing concessions from Israel in return," Chris Meserole, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution, told Newsweek. "Trump can hardly blame Israel now for not fully engaging the peace process—he clearly has yet to do so himself.”.
Arkady Dubnov, a Moscow-based expert on Central Asian militants, has told The Associated Press that the son of Tahir Yuldashev, the powerful Uzbek leader of the outlawed Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan who was killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan in 2009, was leading efforts to help expand IS ...
Russia's policy in the Middle East, where the international relations are particularly complex and unpredictable, attracts a special attention. Moscow succeeded in using a variety of military and diplomatic methods to gain prestige and respect in the region where many global players have repeatedly suffered ...
“We're trapped because a two-state solution for the Israelis and Palestinians is too hard to implement, but far too important to abandon,” said Miller, a Middle East adviser to past Republican and Democratic presidents. Miller speaks on the United States' role in the Middle East at the Simon Family Jewish ...
But it is the deal itself that has created a credibility deficit for the United States in the Middle East, weakening America's ability to overcome threats and mediate peace. Destabilizing actors, first among them Iran, have exploited the perceived decline in America's regional prestige. Now, after 50 years of US ...
Iraqi 'bomb expert' nabbed in Philippines ... De La Rosa quoted the Iraqi embassy as describing Al-Jabouri as “known for his close ties with a militant extremist group in the Middle East.” Al-Jabouri, who was toting a backpack that yielded personal effects as well as several foreign currencies, did not resist ...
In his 1962 book, “The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of Germanic Ideology,” the German-American historian Fritz Stern described the ideological project that gave birth to Nazism in terms eerily portentous of the Islamic State. “The movement did embody a paradox: its followers sought to ...


 

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