Special Analysis

Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

 The EU has been paying particularly North African governments for years to keep migrants away from the European continent. The effort seems to have yielded few results in terms of stopping migration to Europe.  The UN Global Compact stipulates that, “media outlets that systematically promote intolerance, xenophobia, racism …

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How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily

 Russia, evidently not restrained by the agreement, is already building missiles outside the INF treaty, according to an October 29, 2018 report from the Congressional Research Service. The bottom line is: If the Russians do not comply with the INF arms control treaty, there is no treaty to be …

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Middle east events and news

Syrian Media Operatives Urge Jihadi Factions in Idlib to Unite ‘Under One Man And One Banner’ On November 29, 2018, a group of media operatives in rebel-controlled areas of northern Syria issued a strongly worded statement urging the jihadi groups in the region to put aside their disagreements and unite …

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Middle east events and news

Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Threatens Attacks On New Year’s Celebrations In New York City On December 2, 2018, a group of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters released a new poster featuring a fighter overlooking an explosion in New York City. The poster, titled “New York, 1\1\2019,” includes a quote from the late …

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France's Meltdown, Macron's Disdain

 “The French say, ‘Mr. President, we cannot make ends meet,’ and the President replies, ‘we shall create a High Council [for the climate]’. Can you imagine the disconnect?” — Laurence Saillet, spokesman for the center-right party, The Republicans, November 27, 2018  The “yellow jackets” [protestors] now have the …

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Qatar: Time to Shape Up

We need a united anti-Iran front, and Qatar needs to come closer to its friends on the peninsula, us, the U.S., and Israel on that point. And in the meantime, let’s help Qatar along here. Why doesn’t the United States get on with the business of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood …

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Middle east events and news

Austrian ISIS Operative Muhammad Mahmoud Reportedly Killed In Coalition Airstrike On ISIS Prison Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on pro-ISIS Telegram channels report that Austrian ISIS operative Muhammad Mahmoud, aka Abu Osama Al-Gharib, has been killed in a coalition bombing on a prison operated by the organization’s internal security …

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THE POST-“CALIPHATE” TERRORISM: A MORE COMPLEX THREAT FOR EUROPE

The release from prison, in London, on October 19, of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed in 2016 for inviting support for Daesh, brought to the attention the persistence of the terrorist risks faced by Europe, but also the fact that those risks became more complex, in the context of the …

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The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

 In a new program, Macron’s government is offering Arabic lessons in France’s public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration.  French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French …

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Palestinians: We Cannot Accept Anything from Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh

 According to the reports, the White House “peace team,” led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, has been working on the plan for two years — and President Trump wants it published between December 2018 and February 2019.  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and …

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