Is Putin Really Gaining a Stranglehold over the Gulf?

by Mark N. Katz An article by Simon Watkins, entitled “Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf” and published by Oil Price.com on August 4, raises the concern that Russian-Iranian cooperation is turning into a genuine military alliance. In the article,… Continue Reading  

What’s Happening in Kashmir Looks a Lot Like Israel’s Rule Over Palestine

by Abdulla Moaswes The last few weeks have seen a sharp escalation in tensions in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the territory’s long-standing autonomy, putting it on lockdown and plunging the region into chaos.… Continue Reading  

Violence in Aden Tests Emirati-Saudi Alliance

by Giorgio Cafiero and Dr. Khalid al-Jaber Almost five-and-a-half years ago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a military campaign to defeat Yemen’s Houthi rebellion. Although Riyadh and Abu Dhabi saw the dominant Houthi militia, Ansurallah, posing… Continue Reading  

The Gathering Threat of Domestic Terrorism

by Emile Nakhleh The recent mass murder at Walmart in El Paso was an act of terrorism, not much different from similar international terrorist attacks. Terrorizing innocent civilians, whether domestically or internationally, and spreading fear among the populace for whatever… Continue Reading  

Amid Iran Crisis, U.S. Offers Big Military Aid Boost to Azerbaijan

by Joshua Kucera As the U.S. has ratcheted up diplomatic and military pressure on Iran, it has been quietly offering neighboring Azerbaijan more than $100 million in military aid. The money appears aimed at countering threats from Tehran.